I am a mountain educator for the Mountaineers and help to instruct in a number of our climbing courses. For the past ten years I've been an AIARE Instructor. One of the most rewarding things for me has been meeting individuals new to backcountry travel, watching them grow and develop competencies over time, and evolve into our new crop of leaders. I am glad I have had a small hand in that. Professionally, I am program manager in the high tech industry in Seattle.