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Hello all. I first began this site for my radio show, The Stateless Man on the Overseas Radio Network. However, while that grew and garnered more networks, I chose to discontinue it in 2014 and focus on my role as editor in chief of the PanAm Post. Fast forward two years, the network went under, and this page remains my home for blogging on the same topics.

The three noted themes go hand in hand, and derive from my own journey. From a young age, I had a hunger to explore, and the international life was a vehicle for me to pursue superior vocational opportunities. In particular, I sought financial independence so I could speak my mind and be my own man.

There have been many bumps in the road, but I hope readers glean pleasure and insights from my articles. My intent is to facilitate a more open and frank discussion about individualism and the nomadic life, even if I am settling down more these days and focusing on my own consulting company.

For those curious about my backstory, I grew up on a sheep and cattle farm in New Zealand, and I received an athletic scholarship to study at Boston University, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. I then returned to New Zealand to pursue an athletic career and complete a second major in political science—alongside which I taught macroeconomics with the University of Waikato.

Since leaving New Zealand at the end of 2008, in search of better career prospects, I have been working with think tanks and in the media. I am a Canadian citizen and began work there, before branching out to US organizations. These days I write primarily for Gold Newsletter and Econ Americas. (See my LinkedIn profile.)

My immediate goals include completing my MBA degree in finance, getting to all nations in Latin America—19 down, one to go—and achieving a professional level of Spanish fluency. With that in mind, I am based in Houston, studying for the CFA, and traveling most months of the year.