Graduated 2008 – Pre-OAL Degree Program
Executive Director & Lead Forecaster, Wallowa Avalanche Center
Senior Guide, Alpine Ascents International
I’m in charge of collecting field observations for bi-weekly avalanche forecasts, writing avalanche forecasts, teaching avalanche awareness classes, as well as AIARE courses, maintaining weather stations, and fundraising. For AAI, I work in the Washington Cascades and Alaska, guiding on Denali and peaks in the North Cascades.
I value providing information to help people make safe decisions in the backcountry. As a mountain guide, I enjoy exposing climbers to mountainous locations they would not likely ever see without a guide.
I graduated before the Outdoor Adventure Leadership degree was instituted but spent a lot of time in the field with Erik Sol and the SOU Outdoor Program. I was part of the winter mountaineering classes and the whitewater rafting program. In particular, the winter mountaineering class really got me headed in the direction of becoming a mountain guide.
I’m a fully certified American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) guide and wouldn’t have gone down this path without the direction provided by Sol and the Outdoor Program.
SOU Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520 541.552.6526