John grew up snowboarding on the icy slopes of the northeast and graduated with a degree in Pharmacy before moving to Utah in 2009. There he discovered splitboarding, the backcountry, and trad gear. From then on every spare moment was spent in the mountains locally and abroad. He enjoys splitboarding in Chamonix, La Grave, and anywhere there is good powder snow. Some favorite climbing areas are the Cordillera Blanca, Chamonix, Teton range, Wasatch, and his new home in Colorado.
John's demeanor on the route was terrific. His professionalism was obvious while keeping it light and fun. He was supportive and encouraging without ever being condescending. Good guides make you feel like you are a bad ass climber even though you are doing a route that they could do with ease. John enjoys helping other people enjoy the mountains as much as he enjoys the mountains himself