Ski expert with a passion for floaty powder, backcountry yurt trips, and shiny new gear.
I learned to ski when I was 3, cruising around the PNW ski resorts with my twin sister. I owe my ski skills to my uncle, and my sense of adventure to my father, who let the mountain be my babysitter while he ripped the steeps. By the time I had my driver's license, there was no stopping me on a powder day.
I moved to Utah for better snow and, after bumping chairs for a season, knew there were bigger things out there for me. Within a couple years I had became both the manager of a backcountry ski yurt and a rental shop. In the meantime, I'd been taking full advantage of the backcountry access, and my touring experience gave way to snow research gigs in Utah and Yosemite NP. I'm now in Montana in search of better beer and new mountains. You'll find me up here teaching avalanche courses, patrolling, and touring the backcountry with my pup.
For me, skiing is what makes the cold, dark, winters something to be celebrated. I'm stoked to share my knowledge with skiers both new to the sport and veterans looking for a second opinion.