I grew up enjoying the yearly canoe
trip my entire extended family took each summer on
Tippecanoe River in central Indiana. Through vacations
my parents took me on each summer to all parts of
the United States, I learned a great love of camping
and the outdoors and an appreciation of the diversity
which our nation holds.
In my adult life I have lived in several states here
in this country and for four years lived on the Atlantic
Coast in Panama. Each location has provided marvelous
adventures, waiting for me to discover and enjoy!
Fifteen years ago, I became acutely aware of the
need for clean food, clean farming methods and the
support of our local farmers. I became a pasture-based
farmer and strong supporter of Indiana Sustainable
Agriculture and natural medicine. I began speaking
about pasture-based farming methods and the reasons
we so desperately need to all use our food dollars
wisely, not only for our own health but to protect
As I moved away from farming, I still supported other
farmers and continued on the environmental trail.
I joined local groups such as the Wildcat Guardians
who have an educational focus as well as a diligent
crew of volunteers who get down and dirty in Wildcat
Creek to clear it of trash and debris.
Weekend time turned to canoeing on any river that
I could join in the shuttling of vehicles and a great
day on the river! Hiking, camping, sailing, and cross
country skiing all became in hot pursuit of my time
I was given my river name by a great friend and Expedition
Team leader, Garry Hill. On one overnight trip he
organized, a storm blew in during the night, causing
the river to rise within inches of my tent. On another
trip, down Wildcat Creek, the kayak I was paddling
overturned and I became trapped under a tree for a
few moments. These events along with my seemingly
endless ‘storms of life’ inspired the
name “Stormy”. The name stuck and have
I have loved it ever since.
Life has been such an incredible journey for me that
I have decided to share my adventures with others
through my web site, FB page and writing articles
for the local newspaper 'The Kokomo Herald'.
So, follow me as I travel, explore, and dare to discover
all there is in the great outdoors.