Outdoor Portfolio

About Me

I’m an avid outdoorsperson and I love exploring, having fun outside and sharing those experiences with others. I’m outgoing, enthusiastic and a quick, flexible learner. I enjoy working with youth and have a passion for teaching people new things.

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What I like to do

Right now, I'm a Junior at Westminster College in Salt Lake City working toward a Bachelor's in Outdoor Education and Leadership. Last year, by my rough tally I spent more than 100 nights outside.

I love introducing people to the outdoors and exploring the amazing landscapes surrounding Salt Lake. Currently, my passions are mountain biking, climbing, canyoneering, writing and generally playing in the desert and mountains and sleeping in the dirt as much as I can.

Professional Experience

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US Freeskiing Team

Professional Slopestyle Skier May 2012 - April 2016

  • Learned the value of hard work, what it takes to be a good teammate, how to train and get along with a diverse group of people and how to support teammates.

 

  • Developed mental toughness and learned to cope with and excel in completely new situations, from new cultures to most effectively handling the risk that is associated with being at the top level of a dangerous action sport.

US Forest Service Handcrew

Wildland Firefighter May 2016 - August 2016

  • Developed skills in working with a tightly knit 20 person handcrew in close quarters under stressful and tiring conditions.

 

  • Acted as Lead Medic on the crew, responding primarily to lacerations, rolled ankles, blisters and other mishaps of working outside.
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Western Spirit Cycling Adventures

Intern May- 2016

  • Managed customer reservations

  • Acted as a shadow

Certifications

  • 2016 - WEMT (Wilderness First Responder and NREMT)
  • 2016 - Swiftwater Rescue Technician
  • 2016 - High Angle Ropes Rescue Certification
  • 2016 - Leave No Trace Master Educator
  • 2016 - Fall Semester Dean’s List, Westminster College
  • 2015 - AIARE Avalanche Level 1

Personal Experience

 

Type When Where Days Highlights/Notes
Multi-Day backcountry mountain biking November 2016 White Rim Trail Canyonlands National Park, UT 3 100 mile double-track loop
Trip leader/planner
Backpacking/Canyoneering October 2016 Grand Staircase Escalante, UT 2 Neon and Ringtail technical slot canyons Natural anchor building, rappelling, swimming Off trail desert route finding
Backpacking/ Fishing August 2016 Sangre De Cristo Mountains, CO 3 Caught fish for lunch!
Whitewater rafting, standup paddle boarding, Inflatable kayaking August 2016 Gates of Lodore, Green River 6 Big crew, got to share vessels and send rapids on all kinds of inflatables
Rock Climbing Various trips Fall 2016 Maple Canyon, UT 5 Leading sport routes up to 5.9
Backpacking/Canyoneering October 2016 Grand Staircase Escalante, UT 2 Neon and Ringtail technical slot canyons Natural anchor building, rappelling, swimming Off trail desert route finding
WEMT, Canyoneering, Backpacking, Swiftwater Rescue, Whitewater Canoeing, Climbing, High Angle Rope Rescue
February-May

 2016

Wyoming & Southern Utah 90 NOLS Wilderness Medicine and Rescue Semester. 30 WEMT days, 60 Field Days
Mountain Biking, hiking December 2015 All around Moab, UT 4 Solo trip Mountain biking everyday, hiking, exploring, camping
Slot Canyoneering October, 2015 Chute Canyon & Southern Baptist Draw, San Rafael Swell, UT 2 Natural anchor building, swimming, rappelling, off trail travel Shuttled the route via van and mtn bike
Slot Canyoneering April, 2015 Right Fork of North Creek in Zion, UT 2 Camped overnight in the slot Natural anchor building, swimming, rappelling, off trail travel
Backpacking Summer 2015 Uinta National Forest, UT 2 Solo backpacking trip route finding to defunct trail - got lost, set up camp before dark, found trail in the morning

I'd love to work with you!

Drop me a line and I'm sure we can make great things happen