Growing up in central Massachusetts, I first found adventure in the swamps and forests that made up my backyard. I began alpine skiing at 3 years old, and rock climbed for the first time when I was 10. I was hooked on the outdoors early on and consumed a steady diet of adventure tales and survival stories as a kid. When I was 14, I went backcountry skiing for the first time in Tuckerman’s Ravine on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, and right then and there, I decided that I wanted to spend as much time as I could amongst rocky and snowy mountains, breathing cool clean air.
My dream became a reality when I moved out west to attend Colorado College. At CC, I honed my skills as a climber, skier, mountaineer, and canyoneer and learned how to lead and teach others in awe-inspiring technical environments. This passion led me to work for NOLS, where I quickly racked up over 60 weeks in the field as an instructor and course leader. Eventually, I decided to put down some roots in Telluride, CO, where I have lived for the last 6 years, guiding and teaching avalanche education. I am an AMGA Apprentice Rock and Ski Guide, AIARE Avalanche Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Master Educator, and volunteer on our local Search and Rescue Team. When I’m not guiding, I am usually scouring Google Earth for a new place to explore, romping around the San Juan Mountains, or scheming my next adventure. I love guiding because it allows me to help people achieve their full potential and do things they never thought were possible. Let’s get out there!
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