I'm a climber. I'm a dad, and a husband. I'm a business man, and I'm a Christian man. And under these aspects of my life…I try real hard to be the best at all of them. Through all of them I am defined, but not with any of them…do they define me. I try to honor the moment I'm in. I try to capitalize on the positives, to face the negatives…and to learn from that of which causes me to stumble or fail. There is no end, however a journey that is in fact the destination.
I eat, breathe, sleep, talk and walk climbing. 18 years ago I knew something was different about climbing, that something inside of me "wanted it bad". In past, there were many opportunities to pursue other sports or career paths, but when climbing actually clicked…some 8 years ago…everything changed.
With the encouragement of my amazing family, and rad friends, I've been able to "send" some of the hardest routes in North America, and have had some good luck on test pieces throughout the European playing field. Along with this I've had the opportunity to share my passion with people representing just about every nationality out there. The sport I love-mixed climbing, has even landed me on the greatest stage of all, the Olymipcs-Sochi, 2014. I've been able to represent Canada in many different countries on the competitive tour for ice climbing, attaining a world ranking of 13th place overall (for 2014).
I compete all over the world, and I climb for "fun" all over the world. As a professional athlete, this opportunity that I've been given, I couldn't ask for a better life. Along side my wife and two beautiful daughters I'm truly blessed; to add to this, I easily have the coolest backyard ever. Towering at 30ft, a mere 10ft from my back door is "the great arch", my own personal climbing wall. And wrapped around it is enough bouldering terrain to keep you busy for a long time. Yup, I'm psyched.