My name is John, I am 50 years old and live with my wife Katrina at Green Lake in Seattle, Washington. Together we raised four extraordinary children all of whom have found their own unique life path. We enjoy healthy eating, travel, and just about any kind of adventure. I have worked in the software industry for over 25 years, more than half my life. Most of that time was at Microsoft doing planning, business strategy, and product management. As an avid, life long learner, I can often be found trying out the latest cool technology or exploring a new book.

The Pacific Crest Trail stretches 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through three western states: California, Oregon and Washington. Discover more about the trail at the Pacific Crest Trail Association site here.