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

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