Blaz grew up in small town near Bled, Slovenia. He’s always felt close to the forest, and brought home lots of ticks to prove it. As a young boy he summited the highest mountains of Slovenia. Hiking and biking, boots and mountain bikes are still his passions. Blaz was hired upon graduating from the Faculty of Wood Science and Technology in Ljubljana, but after a couple of years he realized office work wasn’t going to make him happy. He went back to school and finished his master's degree at the Faculty for Economics in Ljubljana. Eventually the opportunity came to turn his passion into his work…trekking, biking, skiing and travelling. Because of the seasonal nature of leading tours he also rediscovered an old hobby, woodworking. He also enjoys being able to spend more of the off season with his family.