Paolo spent his early childhood in mountainous New Mexico and it left him with a lifelong desire to roam the hills. Even after saying goodbye to the Sandias and moving to Pennsylvania at the age of seven, he kept his love of the mountains alive through skiing and climbing. Paolo returned to the West for college, studying economics at the University of British Columbia and exploring B.C.‘s Coast Mountain Range. After college, he spent time in Chile, where he got the opportunity to perfect his Spanish, and climb, ski, and trek in the Andes. Paolo has taken the AMGA Alpine Guide Course, the AMGA Alpine Skills Course, a Pro I avalanche course, Outdoor Emergency Care, and Basic Life Support training. He is excited for another summer of guiding in the North Cascades.