Growing up in Newfoundland I’ve always been surrounded by beautiful rocky landscapes, I loved climbing them, hiking them, and skiing on them when it snowed. As a kid I would always get caught trying to climb maybe a little higher than I should have, as I’m sure most of us have. I always wanted to go further, climb higher, and explore longer, so when I learned that rock climbing was a sport I couldn’t have been happier.
So I took my climbing indoors and started competing in competitions right away, I fell in love with competition climbing and have been competing for about ten years now. I was the first Newfoundlander to go to nationals, and it was shortly after that that I started climbing with Scarpa. At this point in my career I’ve climbed across the country, both outdoor and in, and am excited to see what the future has in store for me.
The other big part of my climbing life is coaching, I’m an ACMG certified climbing instructor and I love having the opportunity to teach others the intricacies of the sport and introducing them to things they never knew they were capable of.
Rock climbing is a beautiful sport, from the landscapes, the freedom, the discoveries, and the community. I can’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing.