Taste is in the eye of the beholder, to re-coin a phase. I definitely know what I like. In the end I simply share, through Refueled, what I’m personally in to. It’s always cool to be able to inspire others to check out things, music, locations & goods I dig.
Although my goal is “Made in the U.S.A.”, it’s really about supporting great folks who make great products. Whether in the U.S. or overseas, I tend to be drawn to independent designers/makers. I’ve got friends who make incredible products here in the U.S., but I also have friends in Japan crafting amazing things. Quality is key.
My small creative circle of friends consist of designers, artists, musicians, hoteliers, makers, bikers, surfers, photographers, hot-rodders, dreamers, hippies, adventurers, etc., so there is an unlimited resource of great stuff, ideas and inspiration at my fingertips. If I’m not out on the road actually searching and discovering on my own, I receive emails everyday from folks introducing me to what they’re doing.
I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to meet a lot of the amazing people that appear in the pages of Refueled. When I do meet the face behind the products, it goes beyond the intangible. The best part about what I do is connecting, collaborating & contributing to a community.
Exploring America never ends for me. Any time I can get a few friends together, throw some gear in the Jeep and head out on a new adventure, I’m there. The West Coast always says surf to me. I recharge and come up with a lot of great content in the desert - Joshua Tree in California and Marfa, Texas being among my favorite spots. I dig the South for music and BBQ. The East is for people watching.
Methadone Sea Captain. [For the record, we have no idea what this means. Which is why we’re currently looking at flights to Texas for the Halloween party.]