He spent his early years learning how to be an actor. It helped him figure out how to be a person. Deep gratitude for musical theatre.
After being rejected from “acting college,” he ended up at a small liberal arts college studying political science and philosophy. He hung out with the environmental activist kids and also smoked less weed. He helped build an internship program designed for students interested in sustainable agriculture.
After college, he moved to New York City to be an actor. Because listen to your childhood dreams. Things were going sort of smoothly on this path until Collin decided to do ayahuasca.
Having intense/truly breathtaking psychedelic experiences shifted his priorities and he traveled to India to study yoga, then to Seattle to study developmental psychology in an attempt to make sense of the altered states of consciousness he had experienced. On occasion, he would be overwhelmed with a deep appreciation for Mystery.
He spent three months living in a Zen Monastery after Trump was elected, a year doing stand-up comedy in New York City, and now he lives in Salt Lake City building this podcast which in many ways feels like a synthesis of all of his interests.
Oh, and he used to be Mormon.