Evan was born in the heart of America and has since resided for significant periods of time in the countries of Chile, France, Italy, Germany, and Japan. He has spent his life studying the English language with a degree from the mountains of Colorado and an MA from the Freie Universität in Berlin. He currently resides in the Hokuriku region of Japan. His passion for the culture and cuisine of Japan was developed in this rural landscape. In his spare time, he looks for new, natural tastes to try and trails to explore. He spends his winters skiing and summers hiking in the Japanese Alps.