After my parents moved our family to Idaho when I was 10, slowly my favorite activities and passions began to center around being outside. It started with annual Fall and Spring backpacking trips with my school's outdoor program, to planning outdoor adventures with my brothers, to eventually attending Colorado College where I officially learned to mountain bike, took my first avalanche education course, and made frequent trips to the desert and mountains to recreate. I eventually found my way back to Idaho where I've continued to prioritize the outdoors as an integral part of my life. I work as a ski patroller in the winter and am also an EMT for the fire department. I've found myself drawn to the intersection of medicine and the outdoors and plan to continue evolving my career in this field. I'm usually busy exploring new zones on my skis in the winter and brainstorming adventurous (and suffer-worthy) bike rides the rest of the year. 

Doughnuts or Bagels? Bagel and cream cheese
Home mountain range? Sawtooths/Pioneers
Fur-baby? Diesel, the Blue Heeler. He is six months old and just learning what he is capable of. He loves shredding berms and morning cuddles! 
Favorite trail / mountain?  Wow this is a hard one. I'll choose Osberg Ridge as my favorite local trail and Leatherman Peak as one of my favorite mountains to ski. 
Go-to aprés beverage? a cold IPA!
Day Job? Ski Patroller, EMT...a little bit of everything 

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