My joy for the outdoors started at a young age somewhere between the mountains and rivers of Teton Valley, Idaho and northern New Mexico. I started skiing at the ripe age of 3, with some skis that strapped on to my snow boots, but I was mostly in it for the hot chocolate. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to test out the hot chocolate (and ski terrain) of most major ski areas of the west.
In 8th grade, while touring Montana State University with my brother, I learned that Bridger Bowl Ski Area was a 20 minute drive from campus and decided that MSU was the school for me. I somehow managed to graduate with a degree in Microbiology and Animal Science from MSU while skiing an average of 80 days per season.
Now, I am a substitute teacher in Bozeman and the executive director of Backcountry Squatters Nonprofit (backcountrysquatters.org) . Since graduating, I have realized that I thrive on a passion to share my greatest outdoor experiences with others and my future lies within educating others. With that, I am addicted to following the latest gear advancements and sharing my knowledge with anyone who will listen.