As I closed out my years of playing soccer starting as pee-wee at only four years old, fast forwarding to my very last college senior game where at that moment I never thought, "this could be then end," it was then I realized, Oh Crap, what do I do next? To then making a move to the flat lands of Oklahoma, only to find out that mountains, rivers and the need for elevation runs deep in my blood. A few moves later, followed by some really great adventures sleeping in the back of the car; drinking gallons of coffee to be able to stay awake to soak it all in. I found that my passion belonged in the wilderness. Today, here in Flagstaff, Arizona, I have found a quality tribe through Paragon that has allowed my competitive spirit to thrive! Whether that is through trail running, mountain biking, or just sheer adventuring, it could not be possible without the behind the scenes hard work Paragon provides.