• hello

  • hola

  • dobriy den

  • namaste

  • bonjour

  • guten tag

  • buon giorno

  • konnichi ha

  • ahn nyeong ha se yo

  • jambo

Introduction.

Hello, hello – from English to Swahili. My name is Evan Grinde. A Southern California native, I’m a self-starter driven by many interests and distracted by many projects.

By age twenty I started my first business, wrote a novel, helped build a home, earned my second-degree black belt, composed an original song on the piano, became a vegetarian, and explored all four corners of the United States.

Now that I’m a couple years into my twenties, I’ve graduated college, started to learn a couple Nordic languages, maintained my vegetarian diet, and have became a software developer for a local startup. There’s so much more I want to do and accomplish, however. The difficulty is deciding what to do first.

Professions.

My professional focus lies in separate industries, with a little overlap between each.

Full-Stack Web Developer.

I help design, develop, and maintain web-based fundraising tools for local nonprofits, universities, schools, events, and small businesses.
Learn more at betterworldcollective.com >

BETTER WORLD COLLECTIVE

www.betterworldcollective.com

Author.

In the summer of 2012 I penned a literary suspense novel. It was published a year later in August 2013.
Buy it on amazon.com >

Education.

I spent my undergraduate career in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia.
I graduated in 3 years with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

Adventures.

Below you will find some photos taken during my escapades across the country.

National Parks.

I hope to one day visit each and every one of our National Parks.
Below are the select few that I have already had the fortune to experience.

SHENANDOAH

Virginia. Summer 2014.

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

Tennessee/North Carolina. Summer 2013.

ACADIA

Maine. Summer 2011.

State Parks & National Forests.

I’m fortunate to live within the vicinity of a vast array of wilderness sites.
Unfortunately, though, I’m running out of places like these to explore.

GREAT FALLS

DC. Summer 2014.

PEAKS OF OTTER

Virginia. Summer 2014.

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE

Virginia. Fall 2013.

BULOW PLANTATION RUINS

Florida. Summer 2013.

DEVIL’S MARBLEYARD

Virginia. Summer 2013.

CRABTREE FALLS

Virginia. Summer 2013.

THE CASCADES

Virginia. Winter 2013.

Hobbies.

My passions and interests fluctuate constantly, but here are a few things I’m currently into.

Fly Fishing

I fish year-round in streams, creeks, rivers, and lakes.
I caught this Rainbow Trout on my 7-wt in water temps just above freezing.

ROCK CLIMBING

My bouldering max is a V6, and my top-roping/lead max is a 5.12.

Blog.

Read it. Words are like vegetables for your mind.
Musings of an Aspiring Nomad >

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