I love the mountains, skiing, climbing, mountain biking and hiking. Home is Salt Lake City, Utah. I lived there most of my life. In 1999, when I was 19, I moved to Alta Ski Area where I worked at the Alta Peruvian Lodge. True ski bumming, (I didn't know what ski bumming was yet) living in the Fort. Before moving to Alta I had only been skiing maybe twelve or fifteen times. My sister would pick me up from high school and drive up to Alta. When I graduated she conviced me and my other sister to move there. It was during these years I really began to love skiing. I lived, worked and skied at Alta for a few years, then decided to move to Alaska for a summer. I got sucked into Alaska and spent my summers there for five years. I lived in Denali National Park, Girdwood, Seward, Skagway and Haines. Eventually, I decided to winter over in Girdwood where I stayed for eighteen months, skiing, rock climbing and ice climbing in the Chugach Mountains. Alaska in winter is one of the most incredible places I've ever seen. When I had finished having a crack at being a river, rock and glacier climbing guide in Alaska, I moved back to Utah for a while. In 2004 I started work with the Alta Ski Patrol. Ski Patrolling has been a fortune in my life. I went to watch the US Freeskiing Nationals at Snowbird and decided "hey, I want to try that!" During my first comp, I placed second in the qualifiers, but hurt myself jumping the field goal air on West Baldy and fininshed 25th. In 2006 I gave the Colorado Freeride Series a try and placed 3rd. My first Freesking World Tour podium was at The Jackson Hole Freeskiing Open in 2008 where I placed 3rd. Finally I got to stand on the top of the podium at the 2009 Crested Butte Extreme Freeskiing Championships! I competed on the Freeskiing World Tour for eight years. Skiing is one of my very favorite things. I also love trees, mushroom hunting and the rushing sound of a river. I've been bouncing around the northwest now, where the air is clean, the water is fresh and the mountains are steep!