Joey's Adventure Biography
I’m Joey, an avid adventurer, photographer, and filmmaker. I was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee and currently live in Savannah, GA. Growing up in Chattanooga I was lucky enough to witness a city completely turn itself around by a booming outdoor industry. Before I knew it my friends and I were escaping to mountains of the Appalachians and the rivers of the Tennessee Valley. This was where it all started for me. We were tearing up single track, slicing paddles through the glassy rivers, and scaling the brittle sandstone on the Cumberland Plateau. Adventure soon became the biggest part of me, especially when I joined the Military in 2010. Being an Army Ranger took me all over the United States and across the world many times. All of the different landscapes inspired me to pick up photography so I could document my travels and inspire others to get outside and enjoy the wonderful places we have. My passion for photography and filmmaking continued to grow along with adventure sports. I soon became entangled in a life where I have to balance documenting outdoor athletes and being an outdoor athlete. It's a balance I’m still trying to find. As for now, you can find me paddling around the barrier islands on the Georgia Coast.
Military; Sea kayaking, mountain biking, climbing
The Georgia Conservancy
A 15-mile paddle and two day “tent revival” with The Georgia Conservancy on the Ocmulgee River in South Georgia. Currently, The Georgia Conservancy is trying to bring the first National Park to Georgia, which would encompass much of the Ocmulgee River Basin.
Tennessee River Gorge
A 50-mile canoe trip through the Tennessee River Gorge just south of Chattanooga, TN
Little Tybee Island Camping
A 3-night camping trip to the Little Tybee Island. This uninhabited island off the coast of Georgia is only accessible by things that float! I used to say “by watercraft” until I saw a man float there on his yeti cooler.
Georgia Coast Adventure
A Thru- Paddle of the Georgia Coast using the ocean and the inter-coastal water way to visit and photography all 14 of Georgia’s Barrier Islands.
South Carolina Bike Adventure
Segment bike all 425 miles of the Palmetto trail in South Carolina. The trail goes from the mountains in western South Carolina to Charleston.
Joey's Favorite Climbing Meals
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Joey's meal preparation hacks
In the colder months, boil about three cups of water and pour it into your already used Backpacker’s Pantry bag. Seal it up and use it for a heater!