Ex-Amish writer, photographer, and introvert living and loving life.

The fam! (left to right) Adrian (10) Gabe (18) Me (19) Dad, Mom, Isaac (2) Delilah (16) & Jarius (13)

Hey! Thanks for stopping by the site. I wake up every day with a smile on my face because I’m so grateful to be alive. I believe life is worth living, and I try to make every day the best day of my life. And every day seems to be better than the one before.

Life is short, pathetically so. We only get this one shot at it, and I think we should make it as awesome as we can. And, young as I may be, I believe that’s what I was put on this earth to do. To help other people, like you, recognize this truth. And maybe, with a little bit of luck on my side, I can touch you in some small way so that you decide to change something in your life and make it more awesome.

Will you join me on this journey?

My Story

I was born and raised Amish in a secluded little community in northwest Montana. Winters were long, but summers were absolutely beautiful. I am the oldest of six kids, with four brothers and one sister. Growing up Amish, my world was incredibly small and isolated, and what I knew about the world was confined to that tiny space in the middle-of-nowhere Montana, which limited my growth and potential.

But in the fall of 2012, our family moved out to Redding, California for a breath of fresh air and to start a new chapter of our lives. That is where I am currently residing, and I'm loving every bit of it!

If you'd like to know more about me or have any questions or curiosities about what I do, send me an email at hello@japhethmast.com. I'd love to get to know you.