Silas is a Marin County native. His passion for wild spaces began during his youth, walking the trails of Mt. Tam and West Marin. Before pursuing his undergraduate studies in Colorado, Silas spent a semseter with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), kayaking throughout the Sea of Cortez; he would go on to lead sea kayaking trips for youth on Tomales Bay with SeaTrek. After earning a BA in Agroecology at Colorado College, Silas spent a season farming in the Willamette Valley of Oregon before returning home to the Bay Area to work as a Teacher-in-Residence at Slide Ranch, teaching youth about natural history and sustainable agriculture. After farming for a season in Petaluma, Silas moved to Inverness to be closer to the water and wildness of Point Reyes National Seashore. Beyond his skills as a farmer and naturalist, Silas loves to play music, ride bikes, and cook delicious meals.