SURVIVING IN THE VERTICAL WORLD TAKES MORE THAN LUCK
Native to Northern Colorado, I've lived between Loveland, Fort Collins and Estes Park. I've been mountaineering, climbing rock and ice, for more than twenty years, but my true passion is adventurous alpine climbing.
I've been involved with technical rope rescue for 13 years in local fire departments, search and rescue teams, as well as being cross trained with RMNP climbing rangers. Currently, I'm a firefighter in northern Colorado and the rope rescue committee lead. My passion for climbing and rescue inspired me to found Climber Survival Methods.
I was born and raised in the Midwest and developed a passion for climbing at a young age. However, I couldn’t fully realize my climbing goals until moving to Colorado in 2013. Since then, I have been pursuing rock, ice, and alpine climbing goals all around the country. I have over 15 years of experience in emergency medicine, including my current role as a firefighter paramedic in the foothills of northern Colorado. I am a Single Pitch Instructor certified through the AMGA and I have a genuine passion for teaching and helping others reach their climbing goals.
I was born and raised in Southern California, but have called Fort Collins home since 1988. I began a career in fire and rescue in 1994 and have worked for both federal and local agencies with a focus on technical rescue. I have over a decade of experience as a rope rescue technician and instructor for local fire departments and FEMA's Colorado Task Force 1.
I love climbing and the challenge of building strong teams and individuals with all the necessary skills for rescue.