Along the way, Colby committed to saying yes to every experience he could, and he used his "Hi, I'm a grad student" name tag to wander into all sorts of experiences he could never have imagined. This led to some of his most memorable adventures, including running a hostel, driving a tugboat, working with several zoos, and being the "resident zoologist" for a kayaking outfitter. Colby spent years immersed in remote ecosystems on islands and in rain forests experiencing local and Indigenous cultures, conservation education and ecotourism. These experiences taught him what it means to incorporate environmental stewardship and sustainability into a fulfilling way of life. Colby believes in prioritizing ecology over economy and has made it his life's mission to connect others to the remarkable wonders of nature. He believes the responsibility of environmental stewardship falls on every one of us, and one of the most essential parts of that responsibility is spending intentional time out in nature.
Colby is an internationally recognized photographer and filmmaker whose work has been featured in international film festivals and photo galleries. Colby has guided kayaking trips through British Columbia, backpacking trips through Costa Rica, and safaris via world-class zoological facilities. In his free time, Colby is an avid climber, backpacker and motorcycle enthusiast.