B.A. in Biological sciences and Environmental Horticulture – Montana State University
I grew up in Shelby, a small Montana town near the Canadian border. I went to college at Montana State University and received a degree in Biological Sciences and Environmental Horticulture. I was awarded the Jerry O’Neal National Park Service Student Fellowship which gave me the chance to spend the summer of 2015 doing my own research on bats roosting in buildings in Glacier National Park.
In February of 2014, I began climbing. That summer, I took my first trip to Ten Sleep, WY where I decided to try to pursue climbing and all it has to offer. Within a couple years, I began teaching kids at the local climbing gym which led to coaching higher level climbers and setting routes. Recently, I have been seeking out trad climbing, pushing myself mentally and physically in Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne, Indian Creek, Red Rocks, and Joshua Tree. I’ve also been known to swing an ice tool into a waterfall in the winter in the world class ice in my backyard, Hyalite Canyon.
I’m passionate about the athletic opportunities The Climbing Academy offers to its students. I enjoy working through tough projecting goals with students and coaching individuals, especially when it comes to the mental side of climbing.