Originally from Colorado, Kiira, grew up snowboarding, rock climbing, and kayaking with her family. After high-school she took a gap year, traveling with NOLS to Patagonia, Chile as well as completing her EMT certification through Denver Healths Paramedic School. Kiira graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a bachelor’s degree in Geology. It was through her various pursuits in education that she deepened her love for the natural world and found her love of instruction and teaching. Kiira has been working a Mountain Guide since 2019 and guides in Utah, Washington, and Alaska.
When she’s not guiding, Kiira can be found: Whitewater kayaking, skiing, trail running, climbing, baking, and so much more! Her main focuses continue to be split boarding and whitewater kayaking, maybe someday soon she’ll figure out a trip and a partner to link the two sports together.
Kiira is currently pursuing becoming an AMGA certified Splitboard guide. Other certifications: AIARE professional level 1, AIARE instructor, AMGA Alpine Skills course, EMT, Wilderness First Responder, and Swift Water Rescue Technician.