Is Midwestern Dude an oxymoron? Scotty was born and raised in Minnesota but has departed on a far more exotic path. 40 states, 19 countries, 5 continents; each a little further than the one before. Electrical engineer, kayak instructor, river guide, math teacher; each a little less traditional than the one before. Open water diving, triathaloning, mountain biking, snow kiting; each a little more unconventional than the one before. “I’ve never done that” is a temptation; “I’ve never been there” is a motivation. Minnesota is where he’s from, but the world is where he’s going.
Unsurprisingly, Scotty’s spirit animal is the Common Loon, (definitely an oxymoron.)