I am an alpinist, climber and athlete currently living in Minnesota.  I am primarily interested in climbing and exploring remote wilderness areas as well as competing in ice and mixed climbing competitions.  For the 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup season I took first place in the North American Speed Climbing Championships ranked 12th in the world for speed climbing and 2nd in the US for the lead climbing discipline.  During the off season from the Ice Climbing World Cup Circuit I spend most of my time looking for remote first ascents in the Midwest, trail running and orienteering.