Who are you, and why are you in Nashville? Who am I?
I am a thirty-something-year-old husband, father, friend, climber, musician. I am in Nashville because it is an awesome place to live and I love the people here.
Why do you Climb or How has climbing changed your life?
I grew up playing outside, specifically in the backcountry. When a friend took me rock climbing in 2003 I was immediately curious and then on subsequent trips, I realized that climbing was something I needed to explore with more intention. Climbing is a lifestyle and has changed everything about how I live my life including how I value relationships, how I process experiences and challenges, the direction I have chosen for my career, and much more.
Do you have a favorite Route?
I have a few favorites:
- The Matrix at Whitesides, NC
- The Naked Edge in Eldorado Canyon, CO
- Spaceranger at Sunset Park, TN
- Flight Of The Ancient Mariner at Lumpy Ridge, CO
What's rad about your life right now, on or off the wall?
I live in an awesome city/country surrounded by people that I respect and value highly. I am completely in love with my wife Laura and I can't believe how cool my crazy little kids are. They blow my mind.
Any shoutouts, current projects (climbing or non), or anything else you want to share with the community?
#Spraydown Right now I am psyched about a Rob Robinson route called "Born On The Fourth Of July" at The Obed. I am working on ticking routes surrounding it and training for redpoint attempts this Fall.
What else??? ... I guess I'd like to say, strive to be happy and treat others with respect. When you are out at the crag, be sure to help one another, spread positive energy and psyche about climbing, and welcome new climbers into the fold so that our community may grow not only in numbers but also in integrity and stewardship. Oh and also....DO YOUR BUDDY CHECK and talk about how you are going to clean anchors BEFORE leaving the ground!