I'm an artist residing in Portland, Oregon. I grew up all over the western US, spending a good deal of my childhood outside and barefoot. One summer we camped in the Jemez Mountains in New Mexico for about 4 months, and during that time I probably wore shoes about 10 times. Recently, I gained a lot of weight and became pre-diabetic, which was a huge wakeup call! Now I'm really making an effort to get into healthy habits with food and activity. I'm actually kind of obsessed with food, so forcing myself to guide that obsession into healthy directions is really important to me.