Originally from Wisconsin, I moved to Fort Collins in summer of 2018 to attend Colorado State University. I first started climbing on my high school’s team and so was confined mostly to the gym. Once at CSU, however, I quickly integrated myself in the climbing community and got hooked on the wonders of outdoor climbing. I had, and still have, many mentors who took me under their wing and showed me all that there was to explore right in my backyard. The weekends and afternoons I spent exploring Horsetooth and the Poudre Canyon have been some of the most fun and most rewarding experiences I’ve had since moving here. I’ve forged my closest friendships and grown the most both as a person and a climber climbing at some of these areas. I’ve also been fortunate enough to explore boulders, sport and trad routes from Boulder Canyon, Clear Creek Canyon, Vedauwoo, Moab, and beyond. I am always eager to learn and explore climbing areas and techniques to test my own ability and share my knowledge with others.
I’m currently pursuing degrees in Environmental Sociology and Economics in the Honor’s college at CSU with hopes of continuing to work with nonprofit organizations and NGOs in the future. Though I play many roles on campus, including serving as Vice President of the CSU FreeRide ski and snowboard team and working and setting at the Rec Center climbing wall, I see my place as a part of the Fort Collins climbing community as a top priority. Working at the Rec Center wall, I am in touch with the CSU climbing community and work to foster it every day. I have deeply enjoyed setting routes, helping to run competitions, and empowering my peers to become strong, safe climbers. I am passionate about building community and advocating for environmental stewardship in everything I do, especially as it relates to climbing. I am excited to be a part of the NCCC and give back to the climbing community of Northern Colorado which has given me so much already.