Born and raised in Mexico. Kakiko, started rock climbing and mountain climbing in college, came to Alaska for first time in 2005 to climb Denali. That's where the seed was planted. He cultivate that plant during a few years until he moved to Alaska in 2010. Due to his passion for the snowy mountains, he learned to snowboard and to ski, took his Level I, II, and Pro 1 with AAS, and started volunteer with our local Mountain SAR. Now he is harvesting the fruits of the hard work and learning process by enjoying working closer to the mountains, going to the Alaska Range volunteering with Denali NPS or Guiding in Denali. Now he is working behind the scenes of AAS as Program Manager, mixing his engineering skills with mountain passioned people.