Where is your home mountain?
Gore Mountain, New York and Aspen Highlands, Colorado.
What other occupations are you involved in?
Residential and commercial building industry.
Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
For the past five years, I have skied with the same client for 18-20 consecutive days every season. My client is a (now) ten-year-old boy named Trevor. Two seasons ago he and I made it our mission to hike the Aspen Highlands Bowl. It was awesome sharing in the preparation, self-arrest training, talks about altitude, and route decisions and tactics for ascent. With the support of a friend, who just happened to be my oldest daughter Ellie, Trevor successfully made the over 12,000 ft journey.
What are your specialties as a team member?
I’m a former alpine racer turned tree skiing bump freak! I love to clinic on how to clinic and connect with people.
Any relevant certifications?
Former Eastern Division Board Member and member of the Eastern Division Alpine Race Committee. PSIA-certified Alpine Level III with my Children’s Specialist 2 and Freestyle Specialist 1 credentials.
Is there anything we missed asking?
I love fly fishing, snorkeling, boating, camping, and adventuring with family.
Who is your greatest inspiration as an instructor?
My father without a doubt.
Best part of teaching?
All of it, every minute, every lift ride, every run with every friend.
What’s your favorite run at your home mountain?
Upper South Castle Chute to I-pad to the Lucky’s off Aspen Highland’s Temerity chair.