Wayne grew up as a child of the Alaskan wilderness, helping out in his family’s hunting and fishing guide business. Right out of high school, he joined the US Army as an Airborne infantryman. He was later commissioned as an engineer officer and deployed to Iraq. He then worked as an advisor and trainer in Taiwan and Mongolia.
After a 20-year break from riding, Wayne has recently embraced the passion he once had for riding again, with a 2013 BMW G 650 GS. So far, he’s logged over 7,000 miles over six months in preparation for an upcoming ride from Key West, Florida to Deadhorse, Alaska.
Wayne currently works as a law enforcement officer and emergency medical technician for the Department of the Interior.