The Spirit of Adventure & Wildlife

Most might agree, it can be difficult explaining exactly why you do what you do, without making a long story longer. My brother Brooks and I settled on about 180 seconds of video and sound for this series preview. It's a flyover of several episodes chronicling different expeditions that includes some historically significant footage. Deciding what to cram in there ended up being just as difficult, but no less fun than doing and shooting it all in the first place. For the record, it's rated A for anyone that wants to see something different and we demand you turn up the volume, pretty much a high as it will go. It's also important you know that we were influenced. Stuff was passed on to us. We were lucky. We're repeating that process now ...


Preview of the upcoming series featuring the Shark Brothers

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On the road and in the wild with my brothers and parents ... 

Along with my brothers, Scott & Brooks, and our brother from another mother, Tom Larkin (my mother's mom's son) I was reared in the blue-collar steel country of western Pennsylvania. We were inspired by age-old traditions instilled in us as kids, practically as soon as we were able to walk, by our grandparents from the greatest generation and our parents. They taught us about the important things in life you can count on one hand: Family, Friends, Country, Freedom and the Mother of all Mothers -- Mother Nature, herself.

Seems like just the day before yesterday ...

Some of my earliest memories take me to the outdoors hiking through the mountains, hunting and exploring or fishing and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean out of Delaware, Virginia and Maryland. Time has surrendered some of the family and friends we had since then, but their memories and those traditions still drive me to this day and live on in tribute through lifestyle and spirit.

Onward into the 80's and 90's

I had no idea at the time, but looking back now, all those miles traveling and working with my family or time in the wilds of western Pennsylvania and out on the Atlantic with my grandfathers and brothers would have a steering influence on the course of my life.

A family that plays together ...

As the years go by, plenty of memories tend to creep in with the fog and sometimes humble beginnings go missing. We don't let that happen, and the work we do, including the series, is a tribute to where and who we come from. It seems that sometimes, the lessons learned and the effect of positive influence aren't realized until much later in life, as we begin to feel the cement of our character hardening, and shaping itself into how we spend our time, who we spend it with, the things we care about, and ultimately, the work we do. In the end, though, it's really about what we leave behind. Long live the Spirit of Adventure & Wildlife. Pass it on. -stp-