Snowboard Instructor, Backcountry Enthusiast
Twenty years ago I was a kid in the dead of central Pennsylvania winter bundled up to hike a water tower hill with some plastic snurfer ripoff and the more things change, the more they stay the same.
After moving to Colorado in 2007 for college my snowboarding progressed and eventually intersected with mountaineering & climbing interests, leading to first backcountry experiences. In 2016 I fell for the sunny Sierra Nevada and have been working at Mammoth Mountain, CA the past 3 seasons. Powder, trees, granite and the feeling of the mountains are what it's all about for me.