Born and raised in Seattle. I lived in Hawaii for some months working on organic farms, dealing mostly with Kona coffee, lettuce, beans, and eggplant. Also worked as a coconut tree trimmer and began to work with bees, chickens, and goats before I returned to Seattle. With a strong passion for fermentation, bicycles, and climbing I keep myself busy. When not working at the bicycle shop I can be found riding my bicycle around Seattle, climbing something, or watching yeast cultivate. From living in Hawaii I gained a great respect for people who share their property with others and learned to be a good house guest.