My days vary with the seasons. Most spring mornings, I'm up before dawn, parabolic dish in hand, recording birds and other wild voices. By afternoon, I'm in the garden, plucking weeds and planting seeds. Summer months I'm either catching fish, pounding nails or 

sneaking off to climb a mountain with my daughter. Fall is harvest time. After the spuds and carrots are stashed in the root cellar, I'm off to the woods in search of deer. The harder they are to find, the more days I get to spend looking. 

Winter, I write and ski - mornings at my desk, afternoons out on the trails. I'm the author of Raven's Witness: The Alaska Life of Richard K Nelson and Faith of Cranes: Finding Hope and Family in Alaska. I co-edited Arctic Refuge: A Circle of Testimony. I've had essays appear in Orion, Natural History, and Alaska Magazine.

I live with my wife Anya and daughter Linnea in a cabin by a stream in Gustavus, Alaska surrounded by a community of dear friends and several million acres of wild country.