I started my Van Life / Nomadic journey August 27, 2015 in the vehicle I already owed, a 2000 GMC Jimmy, that needed a lot of mechanical work. After a few months of saving while repairing the SUV I bought my first van home, a red 1996 Mercury Villager minivan affectionately named "Not Your Momma's Van". I proceeded to live in and travel the country in "NYMV" for just over 3 years. The summer of 2018, with help from the nomad community and supporters of the lifestyle, I purchased my first full size van, a red 1997 Ford E150 named "Cardinal". Unfortunately. family life circumstances deemed it necessary to sale "Cardinal" Spring of 2019. I then purchased my second full size van, from a fellow nomad, in June 2019, a blue 1995 Ford E150 higher top named "Taurus". In October of 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, I was rear ended and Taurus was totaled but still drivable. My "nomad Mom" reached out to me and gifted me her "MONA", a white 1988 Ford E250 Class B RV/Campervan.
I created "Nomad For Less" after years of being an under represented nomad within the van life & nomadic community. After other like minded nomads and soon to be nomads reached out to me over and over again, I decided to dedicate my time, energy, and platform to building a safe and social community for ALL kinds nomads and those that support of the nomadic lifestyle.