I’ve always had the big picture in my mind, like a map of where all the features are. It’s like a “Live” Google Earth in my head, always referencing the key features of the landscape, tracking their unique position in space and time, and where I am in relation to them.
That’s how I got my trail name, ‘GPS’ – I seem to have a knack for knowing where we are, where we’ve come from and where everything else is.
From the time I was 8 years old I wanted to fly fighter jets. Sitting in the front seat going faster than sound with my hair on fire; #awesome.
When I was 14, a construction accident took that opportunity away. But it also gave me the chance to learn one of the most valuable lessons of my life. I learned that you can write your own story and don’t have to accept business as usual. By knowing the big picture and how all the parts are connected, you can start with your destination in mind and then reverse engineer the steps needed to get there.
My passions are exploring the great outdoors, history, systems thinking, taking on a challenge and helping others. I have focused my 28 years of professional work on sustainability, integrated land management and understanding cumulative effects.
I share my passions through this website, my work, live presentations, a podcast called The Virtual Time Machine and I’m working on my YouTube Channel. I give back by volunteering in Rotary, the BC Tomorrow Society, various advisory appointments and our company donates 1% of all revenue earned to organizations working on sustainability through our partnership with 1% For The Planet.
I look forward to connecting with you. -Barry