Who do you most admire, and why?
The person I most admire is climber and photographer Jimmy Chin. Jimmy is so hardworking and also filmed one of my favorite movies, Meru, where numerous times Jimmy makes life-risking decisions for his art. He’s so tough and is like a superhuman.
Also, maybe tied with Jimmy Chin is my favorite photographer, Chris Burkard, who takes jaw-dropping photographs and just has such a fun time doing it. I hope one day people will look at me the way I look at Chris, as someone enjoying my job, inspiring people to travel through the images I take.
What’s your connection to Sperry?
The association to fun, energy, and adventure, which is something I want to devote my life and career to. I also love Sperry’s design. It fits my style perfectly.