Thank you for visiting my site and learning about Purpose Mountain. Allow me to share a bit about myself and my journey.
For the past 25 years, my entire adult life, I’ve been relentlessly following my vision to discover and fulfill my life’s purpose in service to humanity and our world. Since childhood, I’ve had a passion for wild nature and the great mysteries of life, consciousness, and soul.
As a boy I had an incredible zest for life, which at times got me into all kinds of trouble. Yet as I looked around me at the adults in my world, none of them seemed to be fully alive, their spirits seemed dampened… to say the least. I remember wondering, “Is this all there is for me when I grow up?”
I experienced my fair share of childhood trauma including abuse, bullying, and divorce. As a result, I realized that the American dream was a pipe dream, and after playing by the rules and graduating from university, I went out in search of truth. I needed to find a pathway that didn’t just serve me, but served the greater culture and the world itself.
Fueled by my passion for nature and the great mysteries of life, I sought out indigenous wisdom by living and learning from Native American communities, families and elders, including the Navajo Nation of the desert southwest, the Oglala Lakota of the Great Plains, the Odawa people of the Great Lakes, and the Spokane Tribe of the Inland Northwest.
The wisdom I found guided me to look back inside to my own soul, as well as outside to the soul of nature. The deeper I looked in each direction, the more overlap I found.
Guided by vision and purpose, I immersed myself in deep nature connection and earth based mentoring, studying with the best visionary mentors and wilderness schools. Eventually I founded my own, along with my wife Jeannine. In 2005 we started Twin Eagles Wilderness School, which is still running strong today.
As I served thousands of people to develop a spiritual connection to nature, my learning didn’t stop. In order to find the success I did, I had a tremendous amount of fear, resistance, and doubt to move through. I joined the men’s movement and a men’s group and practiced emotional maturity amongst a circle of initiated men until I found myself as a leader in that work.
I faced enormous frustration through my journey, as I was never able to find a single path that gave me everything I needed. I explored every human potential workshop and personal development seminar I could find, continuing to face myself over and over. I studied and practiced depth psychology and took a multi-year journey with therapy myself, all the while still honoring the old ways of indigenous wisdom. By putting all these pieces together, eventually I was able to heal and transform my deepest wounds, and claim the golden gifts that had been there all along, just waiting for me.
I realized that no single body of work was whole in itself, but that each had something deeply significant to offer. The real magic came when I brought together the timeless wisdom of indigenous teachings with a cutting edge understanding of the human psyche. I was able to finally birth my wholeness as a human being, and fully step into my purpose making my greatest contribution for the betterment of the world.
I’ve brought the best of all of this together into my work here at Purpose Mountain. It’s my great honor to offer this service to you. There is nothing more important to me than connecting with purpose, and guiding others like you to do the same. Thanks for joining me in this profound journey for ourselves, our communities, and our most precious Earth.
From the heart,