The world revolves around work. We’ve become a society that identifies an individual’s worth based on the job they perform, the money they make, and the title they hold. Business days have consistently grown longer, emails and phone calls now keep us occupied long after we’ve left the office, and the new societal expectation is to simply move from childhood to education and onto your career in as little time as possible. “Life” becomes two weeks a year until you retire or die, but it doesn’t have to. Whether you just take off for the weekend, or quit your job in search of a new way of life, sometimes you just need to breathe.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Managing Editor.