Growing up in Oklahoma, I was fortunate to make regular ski trips to the mountains for most of my life. For the last 8 years I have been living in Colorado and exclusively backcountry skiing along the front range. I love waking up early to ger a few laps in by headlamp before work, but my passion is skiing big lines in spring. My favorite days usually involve a long approach, some scrambling, and a steep couloir or 3.
I am an expert because I have extensive hands-on experience and deep product knowledge. Before joining the Curated team I spent 5 years in the ski industry working retail. I make a point to get on as many skis as possible, and my personal quiver includes about a dozen skis ranging from 65mm underfood skimo sticks to some huge 148mm powder boards. My go-to setup for most winter skiing has been the Blizzard ZeroG 105 mounted wth Atomic Backland bindings and the Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour boot.
Besides skiing, I am a classically trained musician with bachelors and masters degrees in trombone performance.