Photo by Julentto Photography / Unsplash

I like to tinker with mechanical things. Call it a response to years of programming computers, and the need for tanglible puzzles.

My current project is converting an M101A1 trailer into a camping setup for my kids with a roof top tent. A one-owner 1990 Vanagon has found me and I'm working through the details to acquire it. It appears to need some basic maintenance, but otherwise is in very good shape. I'm already dreaming of a Highway 1 trip with SUPs on the roof!

Adventure West is my blog for outdoor activities including Jeep and motorcycle trips, and general trip preparation.

A few years back I became active in the local emergency response community:

  • Member of Disaster Management Initiative at Carnegie-Melon
  • Board member of Southern Peninsula Emergency Communications System
  • Volunteer for the Civilian Emergency Response Team for the Los Altos Hills County Fire District