My experience as a professional in the outdoor industry is unique and varied. I have worked as a facilitator, instructor, educator, and guide for over a decade. I even opened a mulit-million dollar climbing gym in San Diego in 2020. I have a Masters in Education, a Bachelors in Outdoor Education, and a slew of technical certifications, all of which are available on my about page.
Currenty I have multiple projects that consume my life. Guiding I would consider as my day job. I also coach for Summation Athletics, and contribute to my monthly newsletter called "Mountain Talk". Finally, with my unique skill set I have become an "adventure officiant". Marrying couples in wild places under the beauty of the cosmos.
For an in-depth look at my certifications and experience please visit my "About" page. For information on each topic, keep scrolling or click the links. For general inquiries regarding any facet of my life or expertise, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Since the summer of 2017 I have worked full time as a professional mountain guide with the American Alpine Institute which is headquartered in Bellingham, WA. I work in all disciplines (rock, snow, alpine, ice, etc.) as a guide and/or instructor.
Mountain guiding is highly seasonal in the United States; traditionally summers have the widest availability for work (Alaska, Cascades, Rockies or Sierra). With Fall and Spring being more shoulder seasons and much more specific in scope for guided objectives or paid skill acquisition. Winter is focused primarily on Ice or Mixed climbing or rock in the desert.
Contact me for rates, availability and or pricing. You can also take a look the Institute's website for more information.
If you are looking for an elopement officiant for wild or remote places look no further. With my expertise in the mountains I can prep, scout, and assist in the elopement of your life.
Included: Full day adventure elopement (up to 8 hours). 1 hour virtual consultation to understand your perfect idea for THE day. Planning and prep for your elopement.
Not Included: Photography, Travel, Location scouting outside of my radius.
Cost: $800 per day. Price includes 100 mile radius from Seattle, WA. Willing to travel anywhere for bookings, mileage, airfare, or lodging will need to be covered depending on location.
Fitness coaching for mountain athletics. Started in early 2019, Dr. Scott Ferguson Ph. D. and I opened Summation Athletics as a way to help others reach their fitness and performance goals.
Mission: "To deliver world-class training and expedition advice based on the well-established principles of exercise and altitude physiology and to inspire and support a culture of mountain athletes throughout the world."
Season: Year Round
Locations: Anywhere in the world
Cost: Check out our services page to see the full list of offerings and prices.