I am an avid, competent, and enthusiastic (backcountry) skier. I have instructed courses at the community college level in Backcountry Skiing / Snowboarding, Avalanche Awareness, Backcountry Winter Mountain Travel, Winter Camping, Mountaineering, and Alpine Rescue. I love and respect the Sierra Nevada mountains. I have traveled extensively throughout the entire range, either hiking for weeks at a time or while leading 35 day trips for the Wilderness Education Association. I enjoy sharing my adventures with other people and hope that it motivates folks to get out and have adventures of their own.