Here at Local Adventurer, we believe adventure can be found anywhere and every day. We’re a team of folks who are passionate about exploring our greater backyard. Come meet the team!
I was born in Korea but grew up as a pastor’s kid in Midwest since I was 3 years old. I started this blog in 2013 as an outlet when I was in a career transition, lost, and depressed. It was a way to document my adventures after moving cross country to LA.
Since then, our blog has grown to be one of the top 50 travel blogs in the world and has taken us on many amazing adventures! My friends described me as “indoorsy” until I started training for the 4-Day Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu. Lately, I love hiking, climbing, and we just got dive certified!
I was born and raised in the Atlanta, so that makes me a southern boy! I used to be a full time YouTuber, and I recently created a kid’s Puppet Show, but now I help out more with Local Adventurer. My greatest adventure in life has been undoubtably my marriage.
My favorite shows are Community and Arrested Development, and I also love trying new kinds of beer, which San Diego is a great city for. There goes my 6-pack. haha Get it?
In college, I traveled to Belize and then after graduation I backpacked through Italy. I’ve also worked as a Divemaster in the Bahamas, driven cross-country on a solo road trip and was one of this year’s National Park Foundation’s Find Your Park Finalists.
I was born in Louisiana. For the last 15 years, I’ve worked in several bakeries, practiced massage therapy, and renovated several old houses in Asheville. I started a food truck, Tin Can Pizzeria and then sold it to open Hole Doughnuts, which I sold in October 2016 to learn something completely new!
I have felt most creative through food and architecture…until now! Since meeting Erin, I’ve learned so many creative skills. We have decided to clasp our hands together and jump into a new adventure of travel, writing, and photography at Local Adventurer.
Great to e-meet you!