I grew up mostly XC skiing and occasionally alpine skiing on small hills in Wisconsin. Even though I didn’t have access to snow-covered mountains as a child, I have always loved skiing and knew I wanted to make it a bigger part of my life.
In 2001 I moved to Oregon, primarily so I could spend as much time on the snow as possible. That winter I started my coaching career as a ski instructor at Timberline Lodge. I taught skiing and snowboarding at several resorts from 2001-2007, including Timberline Lodge, Mt Hood Meadows, and Vail, as well as managed the children’s ski school at Timberline from 2003-2007. During my time in Oregon, I did a lot of skiing in the park and competed in slopestyle and halfpipe. In 2007 I moved to Salt Lake to teach skiing at Alta. In addition to teaching at Alta, I coached freeride for the Alta Freeride Division, and slopestyle for Axis Freeride in Park City from 2008-2013. I also competed in several events on the Freeskiing World Tour from 2009-2012. In 2013 I took the opportunity to coach freeride full time for SBSEF. I am a PSIA level 3 instructor and a USSA level 200 coach.
In addition to skiing, I enjoy endurance sports and adventuring in the mountains as much as possible. I am a competitive trail/mountain runner and enjoy, cycling, rock climbing, and backcountry skiing.
I have been married to my wife Gina since 2014.