Home - Chandler, Arizona. Lived briefly as an army brat in Oklahoma,
Texas and New Mexico. Spent bulk of childhood in California. In
Arizona since 1992.
Occupation - Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Arizona State University.
Interests - Principally hiking and climbing. Also: Hockey history
(written 1 book and about five article on hockey, mainly during the 1967-1980 period; musician.
Affiliations - Field Tech with Central Arizona Mountain Rescue
Association (attached to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office);
Emergency Medical Technician certification; Highpointers Club; Society
for International Hockey Research (Kingston, Ontario).
Favorite Climbing Quote
Gravity isn't just a good idea, it's the law.
Outdoors / Highpointing / Mountaineering
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Began hiking during my undergraduate years at the University of
California, Riverside, as a means to keep fit. Mainly hiked in the
hills around Riverside. First significant peak was Telescope Peak
(11,049') in Death Valley National Park in 1991 (It was a National
Monument back then). Following summer I hiked to the top of Mt Whitney
with a bunch of college friends.
Started state highpointing in earnest in 1993, but only did 1-2 states
per year, finally joining Highpointers Club in 1996. Currently up to 43 states.
In 1997, I joined the Maricopa County Sheriff's Mountain Rescue Unit.
Currently I am a field technician, mainly responsible for rigging
rope systems above or below the subject to effect a rescue. Also received
my EMT certification in 1998. I am looking at medical school in the
near future. I very much enjoy the medical aspect of rescues.
Visit my climbing page
with many photographs of significant summits.