Where is your home mountain?
Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado
What other occupations are you involved in?
I spend the summers working as a mountain and road bike guide.
Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
I got my first gig teaching snowboarding at Marquette Mountain in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for the free pass that came along with the job. After my first lesson, I was hooked on teaching and have been instructing ever since.
What are your specialties as a team member?
I love getting into the tech side of all things snowboarding from time to time, but when it comes down to it, people skills are my jam… and of course snowskating!!
Relevant certifications or accreditations?
PSIA-AASI Snowboard Level III, Alpine Level II, Cross Country Level II, Telemark Level I, and Children’s Specialist 2 and Freestyle Specialist 1 credentials.
Is there anything we missed asking?
“Great guiding isn’t about being the strongest climber or the toughest hombre on the trail. It’s about deflating your ego, subsuming your success into other peoples, and mastering the inner game. If you can do that, the trade will probably still not reward you with a comfortable living, but it will give you one hell of a life.” – Outdoor Author Bruce Barcott