I have spent my entire life outdoors and love everything about nature. From my boyhood home where I lived exploring the woods at the foot of the Berkshires in Connecticut, to my love of skiing in the mountains of Vermont. Summer’s spent on the shores of Cape Cod, sailing and Windsurfing on Nantucket Sound.
Once I completed college; my desire to travel and ski led me to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. In 1989, I became a Ski Instructor for the Aspen Skiing Company. Teaching and guiding to this day has given me the knowledge and platform to share the art of skiing, also lasting relationships with clients and friends.
The ski school model, training and love for children fostered the idea in 1997 to create the original Aspen Day Trippers, an adventure based summer day camp for children. For more than 20 years thousands of children have safely come through my adventure camp. Impacting lives in nature has been my greatest accomplishment.
Traveling began after college, leading friends in Denali National Park, Alaska, exploring the incredible Muldrow Glacier. On to an amazing year of adventure “DownUnder” backpacking, hiking and skiing New Zealand’s Southern Alps. To the vast “Outback of OZ”, where I rode a motorcycle around the entire continent of Australia and Tasmania too! Backpacking and trekking continued to the remarkable Inca trails of Peru, leading to Machu Picchu. Also in South America, mountaineering to the summits of Chimborazo and Cotopaxi, two notable mountains in Ecuador. Climbing and guiding an array of 14,000’ peaks in the Colorado Rockies, and one of my favorite adventures rafting the Grand Canyon. Add to that countless days of camping, guiding and Mt Biking in Moab Utah, along with classic rides in California and the Pacific Northwest. Ski instruction and guiding in France, Val-d’Isere and Tignes, to more guiding in Argentina at Bariloche Ski Resort, along with 30 years with Aspen Ski School teaching people how to ski and enjoy nature…
All of this experience and passion has evolved into the creation of Aspen Day Trippers, a custom adventure company where you are getting a lifetime of experience…
“Understanding the importance and value of nature and our relationship to wild places”