Tristan led a charmed childhood in Oregon’s Willamette valley. In 1994 his parents bought a farm and partnered with NRCS and ODFW and Tristan got to see first hand his father's vision of stewardship realized and a native ecology restored. In the wetlands and in the woods everyday after school, he was free to explore, hunt and fish and learn on his own the natural side of the world's order. He cultivated a passion for the natural world that is as persistent now as ever.
Upon graduating from Oregon State University in 2011, Tristan moved to central Oregon to work in the Outdoor Industry. Now, still in Bend, He is the Managing Member of a small Digital Marketing Agency, he is also a board member of the Oregon Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, and a vocal advocate for Oregon’s Wildlife and Wild Places. He has been living off the land for several years and takes every opportunity to retreat to the rivers, lakes, woods and mountains to fish, forage, and chase game.
I get downright giddy when I think about how rich a life I am able to lead - and I owe so much of it to our incredible ability to access healthy public lands and waters, so it’s easy for me to give over every spare second to make sure that opportunity persists.
In all his pursuits, Tristan is fascinated by the learning process - but hunting in particular has produced a more intimate sense of fulfillment. He expresses that enthusiastically in the kitchen and hopes to help others realize the richness we share when we engage with the wild.
Follow Tristan along his adventures and in the kitchen @tristanjh on Instagram!