Where is your home mountain?
Mt Bachelor, Oregon.
What other occupations are you involved in?
Bike guiding and instruction
Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
I’ve learned a ton this year working with some really gifted trainers at Bachelor. Most notably, how to build connections, deliver meaningful and useful feedback, and how to serve as a mentor.
What are your specialties as a team member?
Managing and leading. As the training director for Mt. Bachelor’s Ski and Ride School, I get a lot of practice building our clinic leading staff.
Do you have any relevant certifications?
PSIA-certified Alpine Level III, Telemark Level III, Cross Country Level I, and Snowboard Level I. Children’s Specialist 2 and Freestyle Specialist 1. Professional Mountain Biker Instructors Association certified.
Who is your greatest inspiration as an instructor?
The national team as a whole. The depth and diversity of knowledge is inspiring.
Best part of teaching?
Learning from those you are teaching.
What’s your favorite run at your home mountain?
Thunderbird. Long, semi-steep blue groomer. Awesome trail to try and leave railroad tracks from top to bottom.