It’s been on hell of a ride.
This show was physically and mentally the most excruciating experience each time I had done it. My first challenge happened in late 2017 and my last one in the summer of 2019. People ask me if I will return to do another challenge, & I have been asked by Discovery to come back for other seasons.
I must say with a heavy heart that I have decided to not partake in any future challenges. I have gained all I could from my positive experiences on the show and I need to focus my energy on my career & long term goals. I can no longer go off the grid for a month-long period as I pursue my work in the knife, outdoor & publication industry. I also want to step away from being in the public eye, the TV media, and on an international stage. Also, that is not why I did this show in the first place.
I give a lot of thanks to Discovery Channel for opening so many doors for me within the outdoor and survival industry. The experiences & challenges on this show were very real & very eye-opening. Within these challenges, I discovered the best parts of me but also the worst. I look back at the Naked & Afraid chapter in my life with many different emotions, mostly all positive. Thank you to all to supported me as I starved my ass off and did what I needed to do to survive.