At one point in my life I was drawn to far-flung places with a goal of freedom of physical expression, adventure, and athletic progression. This included time spent in Tucson to climb and trail run, and Tahoe City to ski and mountain run. But this wanderlust contributed to a sense of silo’d communities of sports enthusiasts, and I seek to be a part of, rooted in, and contribute to a more diverse community that isn’t based on athletic prowess. And so, I have embraced an ethic of milling about in Rhode Island in a way that responds to the activities afforded us in our little neck of the woods in Southern New England. I have the pleasure of doing lots of different activities with a bunch of different people that I care deeply about. I also love teaching/bringing other people out to do these activities, and I’m always learning about how to improve in that respect. Here are a few examples:

Surfing

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Late Fall surfing in New England (Photo by Laura Coyle, November 17, 2016)

Soccer

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Winter pickup soccer in Providence (photo by Bryce DuBois, January 7, 2017)

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Summer pickup soccer in Brooklyn (photo by Justin Silverman, 2014)

Climbing

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Fall bouldering in Rocky Point (photo by Bryce DuBois, November, 2016)

Skiing

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Skiing Tuckerman’s with the Gang (photo by Jeff, April 21, 2017)

Cycling

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Learning from Richard how to build bikes, my new bike (photo by me, May 2017)

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Family biking adventure in Tiverton (June 2017)

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Overnight bike tour to West Island (August, 2017)

Trail and Ultra-running

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I used to run a lot of miles on trails. Pacing “Fly” on the Western States 100-miler (2007)