I cut my teeth climbing in the surrounding crags of Bozeman, Montana. Whether it was ice, mixed, rock or alpine routes, I grew to love it all, and couldn’t get enough! Since then, I’ve climbed all over the United States, from granite slabs in New Hampshire to big walls in Yosemite, even trips to the Alaska Range, including a couple Denali climbs. My true love is ice and mixed climbing, and my time in Bozeman blessed me with a fantastic playground. That love led me to Scotland to partake in the fantastic traditional winter mixed climbing there. When I wasn’t climbing I worked at the local climbing gym in Bozeman which reinforced my desire to teach and share my love for the mountains.
Whenever I’m not in the mountains you can find me reading mountaineering literature (I have my own personal collection back in Bozeman), dreaming of big alpine routes, or training to be better prepared in the mountains!
I’m currently an AMGA Apprentice Rock and Alpine Guide, Wilderness EMT, Leave No Trace Master Educator, Climbing Wall Instructor, and I’ve completed a Recreational Level 2 and Pro Level 1 avalanche courses. I’m excited to continue to be a part of the Mountain Trip team and I’m eager to continue my education through the AMGA.