I am a professional mountain guide based in Seattle, Washington. I began climbing at age eleven and have been guiding since 2004. Throughout the year, I guide and teach all forms of mountain travel across North America. While each year is different, a typical year sees me guiding climbing and skiing in the Cascade Mountains, Canadian Rockies, Alaska, the Sierra, Norway, and British Columbia.

I am certified as an Alpine and Rock Guide through the American Mountain Guide Association, and am pursuing a full international certification (rock, alpine, and skiing) through the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations. I also serve on the Board of Directors for the AMGA and the Certified Guides Cooperative, a national organization dedicated to increasing access to public lands for credentialed mountain guides.

Recently, I co-founded the Washington Anchor Replacement Project. WARP replaces unsafe climbing bolts across the region on a one-for-one basis. Visit the WARP website for more information on that endeavor.

Finally, I am authoring a forthcoming guidebook, Snoqualmie Rock, which details over 700 rock climbs near Seattle. I also co-authored Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Washington with my friends at Pro Guiding Service.

Education & Certifications

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    AMGA Certified Alpine Guide       AMGA Certified Rock Guide
    AMGA Aspirant Ski Guide       AIARE 3 Certified
    Leave No Trace Master Educator       AIARE 2 Instructor
    Wilderness First Responder       B.S. Resource Recreation & Tourism

Experience

  • Mountain Guide, Pro Guiding Service   www.proguiding.com
  • Mountain Guide, Northwest Mountain School   www.mountainschool.com 
  • Ski Guide, Northern Alpine Guides    www.alpineguides.no
  • Guide & Instructor, American Alpine Institute
  • Avalanche Instructor, American Alpine Institute, Northwest Mountain School, Pro Guiding Service
  • Rock Guide, Acadia Mountain Guides
  • Wilderness Ranger, US Forest Service, Deschutes National Forest
  • Graduate Assistant, Outdoor Recreation, Washington State University

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA)
  • American Avalanche Association Pro Member
  • American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education (AIARE)
  • American Alpine Club
  • Leave No Trace
  • The Access Fund
  • Washington Climbers Coalition