As a kid growing up in central Alberta, far from most of the big ski resorts, all I wanted to do was ski. My family moved to Pincher Creek in 1989. Finally close to a real mountain. After my University years I started working for Castle Mountain Resort in 1998, and soon discovered that I could get paid to ski. Patrolling started my avalanche career, 19 years at the resort, completing many avalanche courses including the Operations Level 3.