I am a Seattle native who grew up riding the lifts a Snoqualmie Pass. After 5 years in the Army, I got out and moved back to Washington State where I found solace in the mountains that surrounded me when I was young. In late 2012 I started climbing consistently and started exploring the Cascades. In 2015, I became certified by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) as a Certified Single Pitch Instructor and got interested in Outdoor Education and Mountain Guiding. Mountains are my passion, and I truly enjoy teaching the skills necessary for others to enjoy the great outdoors safely, respectfully and with confidence.

Below is a bit about my journey.

2017 – 2018

American Alpine Institute

AAI Logo 2013

Full-Time Instructor and Guide – Bellingham, WA

  • Completed AMGA Rock Guide Course – March 2017
  • Completed AAI Technical Rope Rescue Levels I & II – April 2017
  • Completed AAI Guide Training – May 2017
  • Certified Leave No Trace Trainer
  • Instructor on Alpine Mountaineering and Technical Leadership programs Part I & II

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Kaf Adventures


Full-Time Instructor and Guide – Seattle, WA

  • Rock Instruction on topics from Rock 101 to Traditional Leading
  • Instructor: 9-Day Alpine Climbing Course, Intro to Mountaineering, Crevasse Rescue, Snow Skills
  • Successfully guided a 72 & 75 year old to the Summit of Mt. Baker
  • AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor Since 2015
  • Completed Wilderness First Responder Certification

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2012 – 2015

Recreational Equipment Inc.

Distribution Center – Sumner, WA – Order Fulfillment

Retail – Tukwila, WA – Sales Associate


Summit of Mt. Rainer – July 2014

2007 – 2012

U.S. Army – Military Police – 101st Airborne Division

Stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

  • Operation Iraqi Freedom 2008-2009
  • Law and Order Operations
  • Fort Campbell Special Reaction Team

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