Wes’ passion for the outdoors included watching various hunting, fishing and survival programs on TV. It was a Sunday evening that Wes and his wife stumbled on a brand-new show, Naked and Afraid on the Discovery Channel. They were instantly hooked. It was June of 2013 and they watched the very first episode of a show that would one day change their lives.
Sunday evenings were reserved for watching new episodes of Naked and Afraid. One Sunday evening In early 2017, after listening to Wes criticize and chastise participants of a certain challenge, Molly got out her laptop and challenged Wes to put his money where his mouth was. She filled out a casting application for him while they continued to watch, taking some input from Wes and filling in the rest. When Wes surprisingly received a phone call from the casting director the following day, they knew he was ‘in’.