I coordinate the dryland training program.  This involves strength and endurance training through weight lifting, plyo-metrics, yoga, pilates, running, hiking, and rock-climbing. I began skiing and climbing in the mid-70’s. Since 1980, I’ve lived in Alaska, working as a geologist. I’m a former president of the Alaskan Alpine Club and the Alaska Alpine Rescue Group. I’ve assisted with glacial research projects in Alaska, Canada, and Greenland. Currently, I’m the Senior Principal Geologist with Shannon & Wilson, Inc. in Fairbanks, conducting environmental and geotechnical projects throughout Alaska.  I’ve taught basic climbing skills, glacier travel, and rescue techniques and have been an Avalanche Awareness Instructor for the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety since 2003.