Tag: lifestyle

Kayaking When Life Gets in the Way

Most people I know aren’t like me. By that, I mean most people don’t base their lives around kayaking. For me, this is something I have spent the last 10 years doing nearly year round and have found a way to base my career around it. Therefore, it is quite often that my weekend warrior… Read more »

Finding a way on the Delta

The morning of my flight to New Orleans I still didn’t know what I was going there to shoot.  At 10am I finally hear from Steve Fisher about the project that he has in mind. “This film has been a dream of mine for a long time,” he starts with and I know I am… Read more »

Buying the Catfish for the Shaman: Filming the Jondachi, Day 3

Having not been able to complete the full shoot on the Lower Jondachi yesterday, we definitely were starting the day a little behind. The guys were still feeling pretty under the weather and so we decided to finish up with the Gran Canion shoot as well as start to get the work going with the shaman… Read more »

Getting Through the Unexpected: Filming the Jondachi

Sometimes things don’t go to plan. After 3 days in Ecuador we officially have nothing to show for it.  Well, maybe some logistics and ground work but no footage to work with. Despite all the planning to go into this project it was the things I couldn’t control that had me nervous going in.  Unfortunately,… Read more »

Head First: A Crash Course in Lifestyle Management, Part 3

Prior to the experiment outlined in the previous post I had made a drastic change with my whitewater kayaking. I had gone from just running everything that I would now consider class 3/4 to investing in a creek boat/river runner and taking steps to move up to class 5. It helped getting hooked up with… Read more »

A Crash Course in Lifestyle Management: Part 1

In January 2010 I told my wife that I wanted to see where the world of whitewater kayaking could take me. I said that in 5 years if I didn’t have a plan that: did not have me working as an instructor, video boater, or something that kept me on the same river allowed to… Read more »