I never would have pegged Eli for a mountain man... though I suppose I could have anticipated his love of the outdoors. His entire family has always been a group of tree hugging nature lovers. His room was one of the few large-scale wall-murals I've ever done... full of foliage and animals of the forest. Eli's calm and centered... I suppose spending time in the great outdoors patiently tracking an animal will do that for you. He's ridden across the US on a BMW Cruiser, cycled nearly to pro and captured and battled live rattlesnakes and lived to tell the tales. Now that he's in the great white north, I don't see him nearly as much as I'd like to. But he up side to that is surprises like the awesome beard he now sports.