Colton & Potsdam natives start Earth-friendly on-line business
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 2:52 pm

North Country native husband and wife team Gavin and Shelly Thomas have launched Modest Wanderer & Co., an online site featuring products and tutorials for people looking to make earth-friendly changes.

Gavin and Shelly share North Country roots. Gavin is the son of Rod and Cheryl Thomas of South Colton, while Shelly graduated from Potsdam High School in 2003. Shelly’s parents are Dan and Maryanne Moerschell, now of Saratoga Springs.

The website features how-to videos, photographs and informative journal entries. The couple also plans to offer workshops on how to reduce your carbon footprint.

Topics on the site include adventuring, nesting, nourishing, creating and nurturing. The site covers activities like hiking and camping as well as ways to live more simply.

Modest Wanderer & Co. can be found online at or @modestwanderer on Twitter. The company also has a pinterest page,