I'm the founder and head coach of MindBodyClimb, a coaching and training service for climbers. Do you remember when you were a kid and thought anything was possible? I'm still that kid. I created MindBodyClimb to share what I have learned as a climber and athlete who is always trying to realize his potential but feels like the equation to peak performance is elusive. I have found that if we want to enhance our athletic performance and the climbing experience we must train our bodies and our minds. We climb at our best and have the most fun when our attention aligns with our intention. I believe when we climb, train, and live with purpose we can all make the impossible.....possible.
Over the last ten years, I have climbed in 10 countries and on several of the largest big walls in the world, from Yosemite Valley to Patagonia. I have coached athletes in a variety of sports for 20 years, ranging from competitive freestyle skiers to Yosemite big wall climbers. I began my coaching career in 1997 as a freestyle ski coach at Hunter Mountain in Upstate New York. Two years later I was recognized by Ski Magazine as "one of the 100 best ski instructors in America". I have since continued my formal coaching education, which includes: AMGA SPI - Single Pitch Instructor, Eleiko Strength Coach, C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1, and C.H.E.K Exercise Coach.
I'm on a journey to expand my knowledge of philosophies and practices that optimize human performance. I have found that the key to performing well in all areas of life is through the implementation of daily practices. These practices respect the importance of breath, thought, movement, rest, diet, and hydration. I believe a balance of working out, working on, and working in are essential to experiencing fulfillment within our Mind, Body, and Climbing.
I'm as passionate about servicing the climbing community as I am about climbing. I want to share the fruits that both climbing and life's toughest challenges have given to me. If you're looking to improve your climbing, health, happiness, and strength please go to my contact page so we can connect.
AMGA SPI - Single Pitch Instructor
Eleiko Strength Coach
C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
C.H.E.K Exercise Coach
C.H.E.K Institute 4 Quadrant Mastery Coach Program
" Rated by Ski Magazine as 1 of the 100 Best Ski Instructors in America"
Free ascent of El Capitan's Freerider, Yosemite, California
Ascent of Cerro Fitzroy, Patagonia, Argentina
Free ascent of The Venturi Effect on The Incredible Hulk, California
Ascents of both 5.13 trad and sport climbs