DJ's most cherished childhood memories are the times spent in nature with his family. The highlight of his year is when they would pack the horses and head back into the mountains for several days to camp. Him and his family would fish the crystal clear lakes, climb to the top of the highest peaks, and fall asleep next to the warm fire in a camp chair, mesmerized by the vastness of the stars in the night sky. The next morning they would wake up and do it all over again. DJ says, he "couldn't think of anything better," and ever since then, he was hooked. Whether it is photography or videography, snowmobiling, hiking, camping or fly fishing, he is happiest with family or friends in the great outdoors.