I started my career in the outdoors working for the Colorado Outward Bound School, evoking change in students on 30 day mountaineering courses in the Weminuche Wilderness. This sparked my passion for motivating people to get out in wild environments and help others find answers to questions they never thought to ask. Being a guide for me has been a rewarding experience of teaching people how to move and interact with this big beautiful world while learning to develop strong and meaningful relationships through the practice of communication, patience, and getting rad!
any advice for upcoming guides?
Be humble and seek mentorship, fail, practice, send! I have come to understand that I wouldn't be where I am now if it wasn't for those who questioned, challenged, and ultimately supported me in my process of becoming a guide. I recommend fostering the relationships from those that 'have been there and done that' and from the people who have learned the hard way. Build your community of mentors and get into the rhythm with the things you are unfamiliar with.