I have been teaching AIARE Avalanche Safety Courses since 2001. Based in Crested Butte, CO I entered into my own Avy Ed journey with Jean Pavillard and Tom Murphy as AIARE was just beginning. I have been a Ski Patroller, Avalanche Forecaster, Executive Director and Board of Directors Member of the Crested Butte Avalanche Center. I am currently and IFMGA/American Mountain Guide working in the Western US and overseas in Japan, Iceland and Europe. I am also a member of the AMGA National Instructor Team. I ski and snowboard and am PSIA Level 1 and AASI Level 1.