I wanted to drop you a line this morning - since I am near your neck of the woods - with some very, very exciting news.
Since taking your course several years ago now, I have spent a lot of time exploring different outdoor media avenues and areas of the outdoor industry. And now, I have finally found my place.
I was in Squamish last night at a friends house, and on her coffee table was an issue of Gripped Magazine, with not one, but my first 2 articles (with all original photos) printed in a national magazine. My first major publication(s)
The last year has been a roller coaster getting to this point. I have jumped into the climbing and alpine sport world and been able to carve out a place as a climbing and alpine photographer. And even found a place (Gripped Magazine, Canada's climbing magazine) that is keen to help me craft my voice as a writer, and who has also taken an interest in helping me develop and grow as a mountain athlete.
Wanted to take the time to thank you. Though it was several years before things took off for me, the time I invested learning from you was a major stepping stone. I have now been on the road travelling for 4 months as a freelance photographer, writer and climbing athlete, Canada and the US.