I learned to climb after I joined the CMC (Colorado Mountain Club ) in 2001. I discovered that my 6'9" wingspan gave me a natural advantage. I fell in love with the sport. From 2006 to 2010 I was the co-director, then director of the CMC's Trad Lead Climbing School. I designed a curriculum where students learn to build anchors and place lead climbing protection on multi-pitch routes. I find teaching beginners to be very rewarding, and I've been told that I am a very positive, encouraging, and patient man.
In 2008 I became an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor, and in 2012 I became a Certified Rock Instructor.
I enjoy most types of technical rock climbing: trad, sport, aid, bouldering. I've done a few big wall climbs in Zion and Yosemite.