This highly experienced climbing, mountaineering and hiking expert is an accomplished guide with experience in numerous locations including the Cascades of Washington State, the BC Coast Range, Nevada's Red Rock Canyon, the Alaska Range, California's Joshua Tree National Park and Eastern Sierra, as well as in the Enchanted Rocks of Texas. He has served as an American Alpine Institute guide trainer since 2006 and Director of Field Operations. He is currently the head guide at the American Alpine Institute. He has significant experience with adventure tourism and manages guides in venues all over the world. He is also a widely published outdoor adventure writer. He co-authored a guide on ice climbing and a manual on rock climbing.