In previous lives Brian Kahn led sleigh ride tours through a herd of 7000 elk, guided tourists around the deepest lake in the United States, and blogged about climate change from the back of his Subaru. In between he found time to backpack, ski, and photograph his way around the western U.S. Somehow he now finds himself living in New York, working as a partner with NOAA's and the communications coordinator at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society where he writes in bursts ranging from 140 characters to 3000 words. While he enjoys navigating the bustling canyons of Manhattan, he often finds himself dreaming of quieter ones out West.