Profession: NKB Founder/Medical Sales Coordinator
Offroading Experience: Just a wee little bit
Vehicle: ‘12 Toyota FJC;
Interests: 3Gun & USPSA action shooting, Thai boxing, snowboarding, lifting (and eating) heavy, and being disappointed by the Bears/Bulls/Sox
Favorite Spot: Four Mile Recreation Area
I bought my first 4x4 right out of high school; a ‘99 Jeep WJ with the 4.7L. A few years later, I finally had the means to do something with it, so I slapped on a 3” lift, and some 32” Goodyears. I joined an offroad club, went on two or three runs, and it was promptly totalled by a teenager not paying attention. So I bought a ZJ with the 5.2L, bought another one that was trashed with a 4.0L, but lifted 4”, and swapped the two suspensions and tires straight across. I of course sold both, bought an OBS Ford with the 5.8L and drove around measuring my economy by the inch with my 35s and 6” lift. I had stopped running with that old club, and bought a ¾ ton Ram with the 24V Common Rail Cummins. One day while being stared at like a lunatic as I drove it up the rock garden at Pickle Gulch, I decided I wanted to go back to something more purpose-built. Of course, I stumbled into the culture of overlanding right after I bought my JKU. It became clear that modularity, fuel economy, and reliability were going to take precedent moving forward. So I did what (almost) everyone does at that point; I bought a Toyota and figured out how to pack out a week’s worth of food and clothing. Then sold that one and bought another.
Starting No Known Boundaries has allowed me to meet close friends, drink from an endless well of knowledge, and create/take part in opportunities that will help define my life. This team has given me something to be proud of, and something I’m passionate to grow. I may trade and sell trucks like a gypsy, but my love for taking a 4x4 into remote terrain and doing cool stuff there is constant. The most miserable hike, or most embarrassing day behind the trigger is still a dream to me if I get a chance to be in the backcountry.