Loren is without the slightest doubt the most determined, positive thinking, obstinate person I've ever met. Born in southern California 79 years ago, he looks like a member of the famed Royal Canadian Mounted Police or a bulldog tough British grenadier. Maybe that comes from Loren's service in the United States Marine Corps. Loren is a retired bridge builder by profession, but a true romantic adventurer at heart. His unwavering optimism and desire for high adventure has thus far taken him around the world - Roads End to Roads End Expedition. Not only in height does Loren stand out, he's six feet four inches tall, but also in the depth of his determination. If told something is difficult or impossible, he presses even harder to succeed. Loren's philosophy is, "If it does not work, damn it, make it work!" Since early childhood Loren has dreamt of being an explorer, reminiscent of the great Victorian Era, to do something different; to venture into the unknown; to overcome; to be first; to reach that unreachable star!