I grew up exploring the lakes, rivers, and trails of the Ozarks in and around Missouri. With few mountains around, it was family trips to Colorado and New Mexico that solidified my love of adventure and exploration. After completing a 63-day mountaineering and kayaking trip in the Pacific Northwest through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in 2017, I focused the next few years on developing my skills in climbing, skiing, and mountaineering in the mountains surrounding Bozeman, MT.
In 2019, I did a personal trip to the Alaska Range, culminating in a 27-day expedition on Denali. This transformative experience led me to ask the question, “Could I be a guide up here?” This led to a long conversation about working for Mountain Trip with co-owner Todd Rutledge. I then moved to Telluride, CO shortly after, where I started my guiding career with Mountain Trip.
Since starting with Mountain Trip, I have been guiding all across the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, and travel up to Alaska every spring to take our guests on the West Buttress of Denali. I have completed seven expeditions on Denali so far. Alaska is one of my favorite places on this planet, and I feel incredibly grateful to show guests how special it is to me. I’ve been left with incredible friendships from the expeditions I’ve been on. I hope I can keep building those relationships with people and that place for many years to come.
When not guiding or climbing, I enjoy reading mountaineering history books, fly fishing the local creeks and streams, and daydreaming of multi-sport adventures in the mountains.
I’m an AMGA Apprentice Rock and Alpine Guide. I have also completed the AMGA Ice Instructor Course, and I’m a certified Single Pitch Instructor. Additionally, I hold current certifications as a Wilderness EMT, Leave No Trace Master Educator, and have completed a PRO 1 Avalanche Course.
“Let me open the door to these incredible places for you!” — Harrison