I grew up in Graz, Austria where I spent most of my time hiking, biking, and skiing the Alps that surrounded me. Arriving at St. Lawrence University I immediately focused my attention on the Adirondack Mountains that are located in our backyard. With the help of the Outdoor Program I was able to explore new sports such as whitewater kayaking and rock climbing. Since taking guide training my freshman spring my skills in these fields has grown enormously. This has allowed me to become certified as a swift water rescue technician and has made me into a proficient multi-pitch rock climbing instructor. Here at SLU I have had the opportunity of instructing several Outdoor Program trips to amazing spots across North America, such as Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, Joshua Tree National Park, California, and rivers across northern U.S. and Canada. In the past summers I have worked as an instructor for Outward Bound Canada and rock climbing guide for Camp Dudley in Westport, New York. I was also fortunate enough to attend a mountaineering school in the Cordilleras of Peru through the School of International Expedition Planning. I am currently a senior geology major, with a minor in Outdoor Studies here at SLU. I am looking towards a future out west so I can keep exploring mountains and rivers.