When George was young, he wanted to see the world. Shortly after high school, he joined the Merchant Marines. Out of the 196 countries in the world, George has visited 17 of them, and seen 49 states in the US. Most importantly, his travels brought him to Crested Butte. Since 2003, George and his wife, Carol, have been care-takers of a local ranch, which has taught them to love the Colorado back-country.