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Inspiring Traveler Interview on Art. Travel. Eat. Repeat. Blog

Inspiring Traveler Interview on Art. Travel. Eat. Repeat. Blog

July 20, 2016

I was asked to be a part of an interview on a traveling blog, Art. Travel. Eat. Repeat. The interview asks about my experience and thoughts living and working in Antarctica. Click here to read the interview. While you’re there, check out the blog! There are a lot of great stories, interviews and travel posts! […]

A Winter in Antarctica

A Winter in Antarctica

July 5, 2016

This marks year #4 for us working with the Antarctic Support Contract – and we’re now looking at less than a week left for our fifth season and concurrently, first winter. At this point, the program is like home to us – for better or worse (mostly better). We function with ease in McMurdo while […]

Our Interview on 2 Drinks and a Chat Podcast

Our Interview on 2 Drinks and a Chat Podcast

June 4, 2016

A few weeks ago we were asked to be interviewed for a podcast that the wonderful Keri Nelson creates on station. She’s interviewed close to ten people this winter, each with their own unique and appealing story. One gal, Renee, was interviewed about her harrowing experience being in the mountains of Tibet during the magnitude […]

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A Little About Us

Dave

Over the past several years I’ve enjoyed working in Antarctica as a science construction carpenter for the US Antarctic Program.  Based out of McMurdo Station, it’s allowed me to get out and see some of the more remote areas of Western Antarctica from the stunning beauty of the Dry Valleys to the high frozen plains at camps like WAIS Divide and Byrd.  Working in the outdoors has always been a passion of mine having co-founded a guiding company specializing in rock climbing, canyoning and Grand Canyon backpacking called ‘CenterFocus Experiences’ located in the Sedona, Arizona area, to working with the US Forest Service as a wildland firefighter.  Spending 18 months living on a small sailboat in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas was a wonderfully eye-opening experience to the relentless force of the ocean and I look forward to someday getting back on the water again.  Once that salt gets under your skin, it’s hard to let it go, however for now my attention is focused on building our own home on some property that we have purchased in the mountains of Colorado.

Dave
Dave & Janae
Janae

My motivations are pretty simple. I am crazy about animals, big and small, scaled, feathered or furry. My compassion towards them knows no limit. Any day that I can share my time with a species apart from homo sapiens is a good day. Not that I don’t enjoy the company of my own species, but I’ve never met an animal I didn’t like and I can’t say the same about my fellow human. I’ve found, as I’ve gotten older, that one of my internal propulsions is towards setting challenges for myself and working through them. This fire was flamed when I met Dave, blessing me with a resourceful partner in crime. Together we keep finding the next big idea and say to one another “Let’s do this!” – it keeps us young at heart and moving forward. I have a penchant for dirt. I know this sounds strange but I really love the feel of earth in my hands. Put me in the wilderness, anywhere in the world and I’m at peace. I tend to scare easily in cities and am a far cry from my element. I hope, ultimately, I’ll find my calling that enables me to put all there is that makes me me and create some good in the world. In the meantime, I’m just wandering and playing, roaming and wondering.

Janae
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