I enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking and exploring the mountains,  forests and beaches. As a child I lived in a remote areas. Having access to so much wilderness as a child has fostered my need be close to wild places and has given me a deep respect for nature. After living in some very busy cities and meeting people who have had not been as lucky to have access to wild places, I realize how important it is for everyone, especially our children to experience the wonderment and beauty of the wilderness that surrounds us, and the creatures that we share our planet with.