Born and raised in southern Colorado, I was first introduced to snowmobiles by my father at a very young age, nearly 30 years ago. We would ride them in the fields by our house. As I got older, he started taking me to the mountains. Once I was old enough to buy my own sled, it became a way of life. Spending every weekend and vacation day either in the mountains riding or working on sleds occupied my winters. I met a great group of locals through riding that were very passionate about snowmobiling as well, and we shared some very memorable times exploring and discovering the area.
In 2007, I received the opportunity of a lifetime when a local dealership called and asked if I would be interested in showing Dan Gardiner and a group of riders around. That was a very memorable couple days, and the next season I was invited to join the BOONDOCKERS for some riding in Utah. These are now many of my best friends and are a lot of fun to ride with. I enjoy meeting up with them every chance I can get, and every ride seems better than the one before. We have made riding/filming trips to numerous locations across the western United States and Canada.
In 2012, my wife Jesse and I started our own snowmobiling business, Mountain Skillz. Our primary focuses are avalanche safety and technical riding instruction. It's an honor to help people become safer and enjoy this awesome experience in ways they they did not know were possible. There have been more influential people along the way than I can possibly mention, and we are extremely thankful for each and every person and opportunity. There are three people that stand out the most along the way: Dan Gardiner, Erik Woog, and Chris Burandt. I have learned and continue to learn on and off the snow from them.
There are many people that make this dream of ours a reality. My amazing wife Jesse and our two daughters Elly and Ashley are my inspiration and biggest supporters. I am very thankful to work alongside the very best companies in the snowmobile industry. Our sponsors are Polaris Snowmobiles, Klim, VOHK, Highmark by SnowPulse, Mammut, BOONDOCKERS, Mountain Skillz, BoonDocker, DOBBS Enterprise, ArcticFX Graphics, ZBROZ Racing, C&A Pro Skis, Sled Solutions, RSI, Timbersled, IceAge, ItWorks, TKI, EVS, Frankensled, Backcountry United, Jon Miller designs, Caliber, Sledfilm, Napier Motorsports, Reel cameras, the crew, SnowBigDeal, and Ken's Service Station.