I grew up in the small town of Placerville, California. I was first introduced to climbing on the beautiful granite of the Sierra Nevada foothills. It quickly consumed my life and I began making frequent trips to the High Sierra and Yosemite Nat'l Park throughout highschool. After committing to college at Montana State University in Bozeman, I started ice climbing in the nearby Hyalite Canyon. Upon graduating, I committed to full time guiding.
Currently, I am a mountain guide based out of Bozeman. Most of my days in the mountains are spent in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, even though I try to travel around for the best climbing in the season. Through the outdoors, I seek out challenge, adventure, and friendships. If I'm not out at a local crag or on an extended trip, it's likely that I'm sipping some beer and working on my van.
Certified AMGA Rock Guide
Big wall ice and rock first ascents
First ascents up to 5.12+/13-
Multiple El Cap ascents, including "in a day"
Big wall onsights up to 5.12+
Mixed and ice climbs up to M9 and WI6+
Multiple Fitz Roy Massif summits
Climbing Instructor at MSU
Wilderness First Responder
Licensed Teacher in Montana