Personal: Lives in Ventura, CA
Favorite Climbs: Kings Canyon and anything on the East Side.
Other Interests: Soccer, surfing, snowboarding, emergency medicine
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs none specified
I am a multi-diciplined climber from the Central Coast of California(Ventura County), where we are gifted with tons of great climbing. I surf and snowboard and do a little cross-country as well. My true love is for the high and scary places so I spend alot of time in the Eastern Sierra bagging peaks(13ers and 14ers) with my climbing partner of 10 years Dave Stillman. Outside of my alpine game, you will often see me with a pack of 10-13 year olds(my son Carlo and his pals) in tow. I like climbing with kids because of their fresh enthuseasim and can-do attitude. Plus, they are an ever present reminder to climb safe and smart, and that the rock climbing community is not about ratings and spray but rather its about friends, fun and fellowship. Its really quite refreshing to spend time with my boys after enduring a couple of weeks of wonderful misery in the High Sierra.
Im a family guy, married with children and come from a large extended family of climbers, surfers and and dirty old mountain men(and women).