Skier, climber, adventurer, avalanche educator, military veteran, and currently pursuing training to become an AMGA/IFMGA guide, Doug began his lifelong love of adventuring and building friendships in the mountains at a young age in his hometown of Ketchum, Idaho. Working towards guide certification with his mentors in the guide community and at Mountain Madness has allowed Doug to turn his passion for teaching and sharing experiences in the mountains into a profession. Throughout his life, the mountains have always played an integral role in providing experiences and building friendships as Doug pursued challenge, mastery, stoke, and connection. Doug’s personal and professional work have allowed him the good fortune to ski and climb on five continents. In his spare time, you can find him seeking out stoke in the mountains with friends.