Jake grew up in Northern California and has since lived in Colorado, Wyoming and Washington. A passion for ski mountaineering and exploring new terrain has taken him to the Alaska Range, Chilean Andes and the European Alps. Jake enjoys a variety of objectives from pure rock climbs to long alpine endeavors. He spends the summer guiding alpine climbs in the Cascades. Once the snow starts falling, Jake shifts gears to working as an avalanche educator, ski patroller and forecaster. He has a Professional Level 2 Avalanche certification, a Wilderness EMT, and is pursuing AMGA certification in all disciplines. Jake is driven by his affinity for being in the mountains and is eager to share those experiences with others.