Dylan was born in Ireland and moved to the United States at one year old. He moved around the East Coast a little but landed in Washington State when he was ten. Since then he has considered the Pacific Northwest his home. He majored in International Relations at Redlands, which suited his broad interests in economics, politics, and history. Because of his background in the outdoors, he began to lead wilderness/wellness trips on his weekends and breaks as well as First-Year orientation trips, a couple weekend trips per semester, and backpacking and canoeing trips for youth in the Great Lakes area. He also worked in Bristol Bay, Alaska working on a commercial fishing vessel. For fun, he follows his love of the outdoors and enjoys trail running, climbing, skiing, and anything else under the sun.