My Story

I started my rock climbing career with my college outdoor club and later worked for the North Carolina Outward Bound School as a climbing specialist and backpacking instructor. I have traveled all over the US and South America on climbing and backpacking trips. Taking people outside and teaching them climbing skills is one of my favorite things to do. When I am not climbing, I enjoy whitewater canoeing, knitting socks, and teaching middle schoolers.


  • B.A., Williams College, Comparative Literature
  • Wilderness First Responder, SOLO Schools
  • Single Pitch Instructor - American Mountain Guide Association

Courses Taught

  • ODL - 1250 Intro to Climbing
  • ODL - 2350 Intermediate Climbing

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