It has always been always easier for me to think outside the box than in. I am passionate about revealing the unknown. Uncovering what has only previously existed in the imagination. Making the invisible, visible; and the impossible seem possible. Many of my personal and professional efforts are devoted to finishing the sentence:
“Wouldn’t it be amazing if…”
Wouldn’t it be amazing if things I created improved the lives of others?
I grew up as a musician; learning to play, perform, compose, market, sell and everything else that comes with the creative arts. Disillusioned with the state of the music industry, I tripped over entrepreneurship and began building business ventures from the ground up. Ultimately, I fell into technology where I saw the potential of what we now call “big data”. I taught myself some code and began overseeing a software development projects, that operate in this arena.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if I inspired others through incredible feats of endurance?
Instilled with a deep sense of exploration, I have spent countless hours backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, sailing and motorcycling. However, the majority of my physical adventures manifest through ultrarunning. In 2011 I became the first person in history to run the entire 444 miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway, and am currently planning to run the entire (yet-to-be completed) 300 mile Cumberland Trail in the coming months.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if I helped leave the world a better place than I found it?
I’ve had the privilege of traveling the world to support relief work in Indonesia, and assist many organizations combating poverty on the ground in Africa through my involvement with non-profit organizations and my church.
I am inspired by a quote from Jeffrey Sachs who stated, “It’s an amazing thing to think that ours is the first generation in history that really can end extreme poverty. Be honest; we have the science, the technology, and the wealth. What we don’t have is the will, and that’s not a reason that history will accept.”
As a follower of Jesus Christ, it as my responsibility to act out my faith by connecting the first world to the third world for the betterment of both (James 2: 15-18). And I pray that all of my actions would leave a residue of our Creator behind.
(FYI: Krejci is pronounced “kray-chee“)