Brian Kresge is a writer, programmer, soldier, and outdoorsman. He is the author of The Kosher Backpacker, a guide to observant Jewish wilderness travel, and creator of The Kosher Backpacker Appalachian Trail Guide app for Android and iOS. He’s a 20+ year veteran of the Army (as a paratrooper) and National Guard. He was Director of Jewish Outreach for the 2016 Gary Johnson Presidential campaign, a military designated religious group leader endorsed by the Aleph Institute for 12 years, a member of the Jewish War Veterans, and a board/executive board member of two synagogues and several non-profits. He has a BA in English and an MBA.
Brian resides in Winterport, Maine, with his wife, Leah, and their two daughters, Amelia and Nezzie. He and his wife also maintain the blog Downeast Kvetch: Finding Yiddishkeit in the North Woods.