Unchanged places changed me. (Still do change me.) The wilderness is the ultimate classroom—it inspires us to think outside our day-to-day human existence. My live talks draw my listeners into that classroom, lighting up dusty corners of our forgotten animal brains.
TV & Keynotes
You can learn a lot from adopting a baby grizzly bear. Let me save you the food bill, though, and skip straight to the lessons. Everything I learned about how to treat humans, to how not to treat animals, to why I believe so strongly in the power of wild places started with a brown bear cub named Brutus.
I’ve followed wildlife since I was five—meaning staring down rattlesnakes as a kid, getting lost in the wilderness in a blizzard as a teen, and trotting the globe as a National Geographic Filmmaker. Spending so much time deep in the wild, I’ve found that living instinctually teaches you almost everything you need to know about survival, purpose, beauty, and love.
If we don’t see the wild…will we forget it entirely? As a tracker, wildlife expert, and filmmaker, I can’t forget the importance and power of the places and creatures we allow to simply be. Here, I cast the spotlight into the shadows where animals hide, telling a forgotten story that brings new urgency to saving our wild places.