Formal Schooling

Mountain Training School

February-September 2014

  • Feb.1-21: Included 11 day backpacking expedition traversing Exploradores Glacier, San Valentin Glacier, Fiero Vally, Leones Valley, Patagonia Chile
  • Mar. 1-9: Wilderness First Responder Training. Anchorage, Alaska
  • Mar. 10-Apr. 16: Backcountry skiing and snow skills. 6-weeks. Anchorage, Alaska
  • Apr. 20-May 28: Mountaineering in the Scandinavian Peaks Region. 6-weeks. Chugach, Alaska.
  • Jun. 4-Jul. 15: Sport and traditional rock climbing and vertical rescue skills. 6-weeks. Potes, Spain.
  • Jul. 26-Aug. 2: Expedition planning, teaching methods, and job prospects workshops. Patagonia, Chile.
  • Aug. 6-Sept. 17: Advanced Mountaineering. Including a 42 day Northern Ice Cap expedition. Patagonia, Chile.

Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship

July 2013

Starpath School of Navigation

June 2013

  • Completed Inland and Coastal Navigation Course
  • Self directed study of small craft marine navigation

University of California, Davis

September 2011 to December 2012

  • Completed 61 units towards a Mechanical Engineering degree with a GPA of 3.38
  • Received Dean’s Honor
  • Competed in the National College Ultimate Championships in Boulder, CO (Frisbee)

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Patagonia Year Program in Southern Chile

October 2010 to March 2011

  • 14 days of mostly off-trail, remote backpacking covering 108km
  • 4 day service project removing fencing from a future national park with Conservacion Patagonica
  • 8 day Wilderness First Responder course with Wilderness Medical Institute
  • 28 days of remote glacial mountaineering including two peak ascents and 26 days with precipitation
  • 25 days of sea kayaking in the fjords of Southern Patagonia
  • 8 days living with a traditional Gaucho family (think cowboy)
  • 14 days of rock climbing from a base camp

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