Drew has long been an avid outdoorsman. As a child, his father owned a camping store and they spent weekends and vacations hiking, fishing and camping. Drew graduated from the Outward Bound School in Boone, NC the summer after his High School Junior year at 16 years old. He has since participated in professional forestry projects restoring native flora and wildlife, road and trail building, and carpentry without the use of power tools. These jobs include camping for the duration of the project.