I live, work, and play in the far northwoods of Minnesota. My passion and connection to northern woodlands runs deep and is an ever-present theme in my design and communication work. I like to spend about as much time in the great outdoors as I do
working to protect it.
John Muir once said, "God never made an ugly landscape. All that the sun shines on is
beautiful, so long as it is wild." So... at Red Canoe, my goal is to be an advertiser, communicator, designer, writer, and purveyor of all things wild and free.
Formerly an art director, I ventured out on my own several years ago to launch Red Canoe Creative, a design/communication company that works primarily with conservation groups. I love the land of sky-blue waters, and I’m doing my best to keep it that way. 🌲💧🌱
I function like creatives often do, accomplishing my work in mad flurries of intense productivity accompanied with long bouts of creative refueling. 😉 ☕️
They say dress for the job you want. Well... I would like to be a hermit, mountain man, friend of nature. So I maintain a laid-back,
flannel-only dress code at all times! 😜 🤙
As an avid backpacker, canoeist, illustrator, photographer, and designer, I'm thrilled to have found a way to combine the work I love with the lifestyle I live. Red Canoe Creative has been the perfect intersection between work and play, and I'm glad to be able to invest my time and efforts into work that protects the wild places I like to roam.
I love my work, but I don't live to work, I work to live.
In my free time, (Ha! Free time... that's funny.) I'm very busy soaking up moments with my friends and family.
My five (Yes five!) kids, my wife, our loyal pup and I spend our days actively enjoying nature in this land of sky-blue waters.