linus-soFrom Brian Huang - It’s about time we give a proper introduction to one of our crew. Please join me in welcoming Linus So, a contributor that has already made a big impact on our team over the past several months. His diverse background, varied interests, and passion for a responsible and aspirational lifestyle make him a voice to be heard.

Allow myself to introduce… myself. My name is Linus and I’m joining Gear Patrol because I know – as I’m sure you do too – that GP is about more than just gear. It’s about aspiring to something greater. It’s about advancing ourselves. I’m here to help GP readers catalyze their lives.

Born and raised in the Midwest, I spent the last eight years on the West Coast, first for college then for work. Interspersed were two backpacking trips to Asia and six months spent doing international development work in Trinidad. Now, I’m back in the Chicago attending graduate school to learn about how to make money. I’m into traveling, working out, meeting people, and drinking Chinese tea.

My priorities at GP are not just to introduce you to the coolest new gear, but to evangelize the GP lifestyle. That means embracing the day, giving back, and aspiring big. From you, GP reader, I ask for patience and an open mind. I’m fired up about joining GP at such an exciting time in the site’s development and I hope that you enjoy the ride. I know I will.

Linus can be reached at lso@gearpatrol.com.