Discipline: Bouldering and Sport Climbing
Hometown: Moorestown, NJ
Currently Living: Boulder, CO
1st place ABS Nationals
3rd Place in a Bouldering World Cup
Established and repeated more than 10 V15s
One of less than 10 people in the world to have climbed 5.15 and V15
When did you first start climbing?
What do you most enjoy about your sport?
Every climb is unique and every climb is going to require you to figure it out for your style and size. There is no correct way to get from point A to point B. You have to think outside of the box.
How do you define success?
What are you most proud of, either in life, your sport or both?
I guess I am just really happy with the life that I have built for myself. I am happy to be a positive role model to climbers around the world and be able to do the thing I am most passionate about every single day.
Who are your heroes?
Anyone out there who has 100 percent dedicated their life to what they love most. I am inspired by those who push beyond the norm.
What inspires you?
The natural world around me
What are your hobbies outside of your sport?
Surfing, Photography, Videography
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Amazon prime and Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups
What are your hidden talents?
Just a one-trick pony here
Tell us about your most favorite place in the world:
Western Cape, South Africa
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A navy seal
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be, and why?
I am such a baby when it comes to trad and sport climbing, so I guess I would be more fearless in both of those aspects of climbing.
Tell us about a time in your life when you have been scared:
When I started sliding down the side of an icy mountain pass in Siberia in my rental car with no cell phone service, no Russian speaking skills and no way to get help if we went off the edge during the middle of a snow storm in the Ergaki Mountains.
Describe your perfect day:
Wake up without an alarm in a comfortable bed knowing that the conditions are going to be perfect all day long. Have a delicious breakfast burrito and begin to pack up my climbing gear. Drive to the boulders with a small group of friends.
How would your friends describe you?
The best thing since sliced bread?