My favorite thing in the world is a good adventure, which explains why I've fallen in love with entrepreneurship while starting ReWork. I work hard to balance the act of creating the world I want to see, with living presently in the world as it stands now. If I'm not working with my team in New York City, you're likely to find me exploring the depths of a national park or other wilderness environment.
I started ReWork after years of searching for meaningful work, a journey that lasted from my college graduation in 2008 until the summer of 2011 when I attended the Unreasonable Institute and the final pieces of the vision for the company fell into place. That journey involved all sorts of things - from building rain barrels to installing energy-efficient insulation in homes, to leading backcountry trail crews in US national parks and ecotourism trips to Latin America, to securing $1.5M+ for nonprofits through strategic planning and proposal writing - and showed me how difficult, yet worthwhile, the pursuit of meaningful work is. ReWork is my way of making that pursuit easier for everyone else.
I'm an avid outdoorsman, and consider myself an environmentalist living in a world where the lines between human civilization and the "natural" world have become blurred. Especially as technological advances in synthetic biology and genomics (among other fields) emerge in the coming years, the world is going to need leaders - especially entrepreneurs and capitalists - who can navigate the ecological and ethical complexity of our newfound abilities. I aspire to be one of these leaders.
My life's work is about helping make sure that the future arrives safely for human society and the planet we inhabit. The details of how exactly that plays out are still unfolding, but I've seen enough to know that building companies will be my method of choice.
If you have a wilderness spot to recommend, or want to talk shop about building companies, get in touch!