RD moved to Fort Collins in January 1995 to climb and attend Colorado State University. After graduating CSU in 1997, RD stayed in Fort Collins and continued to climb regularly locally and across the country. RD enjoys everything from bouldering to big walls and particularly likes multi-pitch free climbs. After graduating law school in 2008, RD litigated for a few years before becoming the Policy Director for the Access Fund from 2011 thru 2013. In that capacity, RD worked with local climbing coalitions and land manager across the country on a variety of climbing related issues.