Founder and Instructor, Evergreen Wilderness Guides
The highest moments in my life are being a loving Father and Husband. I enlisted in the United States Army National Guard, 28th Mechanized Infantry Division at 17 to pay for college and received a B.S. in Geology. My passion for the forrest and mountains started at the University of Pittsburgh in Bradford, Pennsylvania and the Alleghany National Forrest. I am a Professional Geologist and environmental consultant with 25 years of experience across the United States. I sharpened my climbing, canyoneering, teaching and life skills part time instructing for six seasons with Outward Bound West/Wilderness. I am a Wilderness First Responder, former Emergency Medical Technician and guiding / instructing since 2003. I joined the American Mountain Guides Association as a Single Pitch Instructor in 2014, the same year we founded EWG.
” Life is the same as the wilderness, it is full of peaks and valleys.”