One of my first climbing experiences, following a friend of mine up Cathedral Ledge, greatly impacted my life and sparked in me a passion that has stayed with me. As a full-time academic teacher, I have been fortunate enough to spend numerous summers in Plymouth, heading to the White Mountains as frequently as possible. In addition to pursuing my own personal climbing goals, I enjoy the chance to hone my teaching skills in a venue other than the traditional classroom.

During the academic year, I teach English at a boarding school in Massachusetts and periodically assist the school��s outdoor program.

Guiding and Teaching Credentials

  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor 2008
  • AMGA Rock Instructor Course graduate 2004
  • First Responder

Guiding and Teaching Experience

  • 2 years of guiding and instructional experience for MMG summer programs
  • 4 years Director of the Climbing Program Tilton School

Climbing Experience

  • Climbing since 1994 in the New England, New York, North Carolina Montana, and California areas
  • Sport routes to 5.12b
  • Traditional routes to 5.10

Other Credentials and Achievements

  • Associate Member of the AMGA
  • BS in Psychology-English from Union College
  • M.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania