JT Sawyer is the pen name for Tony Nester. For 27 years, Tony made his living teaching survival courses and guiding trips throughout the Four-Corners Region and Western U.S. He has taught courses for the military special operations community, Department of Homeland Security, US Marshals, NTSB, FAA and other federal agencies throughout the country. Tony… More About JT >>>
I’ve been involved in the martial arts since I was 16, ranging from Filipino to Aikido and currently BJJ.
I went back to college and almost got an English degree but succumbed to the lure of anthropology instead.
My writing is most productive in the mornings after a short run with my dogs or a long road-trip.
My most grueling survival ordeal happened during a 21-day survival trip in Idaho when the temps plunged to -35 degrees.
My favorite place in the country is the Four-Corners region, particularly Bluff, Durango, and Chama.
The end of my pen name comes from a dastardly character called Sawyer on the show LOST.
I thought of becoming a professional storyteller and traveling the circuit but find writing better suits me.