Where are you from and where do you live now?
Born in Mississippi, southeastern United States and skiing wasn’t introduced to me until later in life. Riding bucking bulls and horses was where I got my kicks until being introduced to mountain sports in high school. After graduating from college with a degree in landscape architecture, I moved to Colorado and began immersing myself in mountain culture. My adventure pursuits led from recreational endeavors to working as a professional guide. I currently reside in Victor, Idaho and guide in the Tetons in the ski, rock and alpine disciplines for Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. I also work at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort as a ski instructor.
Your favorite mountains?
The Tetons are a special place to get to work and play. Between Grand Teton National Park, Teton Pass and the surrounding mountain ranges, there is direct access to everything from low angle pow to big/rad ski mountaineering objectives. if you’re willing to work for it, it’s as big and bad as you want to get!
Your home ski area?
Working at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort provides lift access to some of the best inbounds skiing in the lower 48, not to mention the backcountry access and the quality of snow we get year in and year out. Deep pow and big lines are on the menu!
What was your first experience with skis?
I began my snow sliding career as a snowboarder so when I transitioned to skiing, it was a low snow year in Tahoe where the only snow was manmade groomers. Between the bare ground on either side of the slope and having my feet moving independently for the first time, I was certain I wouldn’t survive. Here we are 15 years later and to say the least, I’ve progressed.
What are your favorite sports/hobby/activities?
In the winter months, it’s 50/50 between skiing and skiing. During warmer months, I’m a bit more diversified. I can be found climbing, mountain biking, fly fishing or rafting with my wife and young son.
It’s critical for me to work with a brand that has the same interest and values as myself. I like the fact that I’m working for an independent company whose focus is backcountry and freeski. I am proud to support a company whose skis are hand-crafted, with great attention paid to artistry, quality and design.
How long have you been with Majesty?
Any cool accomplishments with Majesty so far?
Joining the Majesty team later in the 2020 season, I got in some deep pow days and steep lines but a late season injury prevented me from tackling the big objectives that I had planned.
What are your future plans with Majesty?
I’m excited to help promote this amazing brand and create a strong presence in the Tetons. I’m planning to tick off some big lines on the Grand, the Middle, and the South Teton.