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If you love tattoos and the environment, you’ll appreciate this episode. My friend Drew is a Rope Access Technician, Art & Tattoo Enthusiast, Environmental Advocate, but most importantly he is wise beyond his years and this conversation supports that statement.

I am so proud of everything he has accomplished already and I know that it is just the tip of the iceberg of the impact he will have on the world. He dropped some dope book and documentary recommendations for anyone looking to start or continue their journey in environmental health. He outlined: The meaning behind his tattoos and how the artwork is a form of self expression, what sparked his interest in the environment AND combining his work with the outdoors with a career in mental health and psychology.

All super cool stuff. Check out the Show Notes for his recommendations, rate this episode, share it with someone who might like this and hit subscribe so you never. miss. another. Episode.


Topics of discussion

  • Artwork as a form of self-expression, meanings behind your tattoos

  • What sparked Drew’s interest for the environment

  • What is one thing that you wish more people knew about the environment?

  • Psychology : Mental Health and The Outdoors/ Art

For the full show notes go to



Social Media

  • Twitter: @dbroffs

  • Instagram: @dbroffs


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  • Not all reiki involves crystals, grinding and gardens. Mine specifically does.

  • Reiki Masters do not prescribe, they do provide suggestions

    • Reiki Masters are required to receive certifications

  • Is Almond Milk more harmful than helpful?

    • As cited in an article in the New York Times, it takes approximately 15 gallons of water to produce just 16 almonds, making almonds one of the most water-intensive crops in the state. Critics of almond milk’s status as a healthy alternative say that there aren’t enough nutritional benefits to justify the gallons of water necessary to grow almonds.

    • According to Forbes, “23,000 acres of natural lands have been converted to almond farms. 16,000 of those acres were land previously classified as wetlands. Additionally, some agricultural land has been converted from lower-water crops to almonds.”

    • The ground in the San Joaquin Valley, where most almonds are grown, is already sinking each year due to groundwater depletion, so additional wells farmers are building to irrigate new orchards may have devastating long-term impacts for California and its residents who rely on groundwater as a source for drinking water.

  • Procreate, is an illustration, sketching ,and painting app. Many artists and Tik Tokers have been utilizing it as of recent to launch their businesses making stickers and personalized accessories.

  • Apollo 13, was the anticipated 3rd mission to land on the Moon. An explosion in one of the oxygen tanks crippled the spacecraft during flight and the crew were forced to orbit the Moon and return to the Earth without landing

    • Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. was part of the Apollo 11 mission that first put a man on the moon. The son of a U.S. Air Force colonel, Aldrin became a top student at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point before a decorated stint as a fighter pilot during the Korean War. He was among the first NASA astronauts tapped for the nascent space program, and his historic Apollo 11 mission with Neil Armstrong in 1969 was televised to an estimated 600 million viewers. Aldrin later returned to the Air Force in a managerial role and developed spacecraft systems, writing an autobiography and publishing several additional books.

    • Neil Armstrong was an astronaut on the Apollo 11 and the first person to walk on the moon.

  • Cognitive dissonance: refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviors.

    • “Leave a Light On” is a 2017 song by British singer-songwriter Tom Walker and co-written by Steve Mac. Walker has stated that the song was about a friend who was struggling with addiction, and explained that he wrote it for his "family and friends to let them know that they can talk about it

  • I want to reiterate I do not have the Wendy’s Logo tattooed on my thigh

  • History of Surfing. While surfing has origins in Hawaii, but the ancient Polynesians are the initial culture directly influencing modern surfing.

  • Nick Gablondon, was the first documented African American Surfer. He learned to surf at an informally segregated beach called “The Inkwell” in Santa Monica in the 1940s.

  • Surf Gangs

    • Two of the most well-known gangs are the Cito Rats and the Wolfpak.

  • Sailor Jerry: History of Tattooing

I have all my guests use headphones with a microphone. I use the Samson Q2U

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