Secluded deep in the warzone of Afghanistan for almost four years changed me forever. Living each day in the desolation of war, fearing for the worst, but feverishly hoping for the best has a way of changing a person. Living beyond the fray of what most people will ever or would want to ever experience taught me what really matters in life. More than anything, it made me value home, friends, and family in a way that only someone who has been thrown to the far side of the Earth for years can understand.
It left me hungry for sharing experiences with my loved ones and friends back in the safety and beauty of the country I loved so much, my home, the United States.
At that moment, I knew what the next adventure was. At that moment, I committed myself to starting a company that made products for people like me, people that were built for beyond.