Growing up downhill skiing with his family, Jeff began his backcountry ski career at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2005. He pursued ski-touring and ski-mountaineering, along with a bachelor’s degree in Human Geography and GIS. After 4 years of mountain and academic adventures, he had mentored hundreds of students as a director of the Backcountry Club and taught Avalanche Level 1 for the Outdoor Program. Jeff traveled to Haines, Alaska in 2010 and spent two consecutive winters before moving to Haines full-time. Now, during the winter months, he works as a forecaster with the Haines Avalanche Center and public educator with the Alaska Avalanche Information Center. While learning from his own experiences, Jeff enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for snow as a recreational avalanche instructor.