Born in Washington, Kyle grew up in the mountains of Colorado. Like a salmon, he has returned to his homeland of the Cascades, where he went from being an occasional climber to “I think I’m going to live in a van so I can do this more”. Additionally, he is enthusiastic about music, farming, food, and sustainability. He is an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Assistant Rock guide, Apprentice Alpine Guide, and a Ice Instructor. Kyle also holds a Wilderness First Responder certification and has completed AIARE Level 1.