Born and raised in Mexico. Kakiko, who started rock climbing and mountain climbing in college, came to Alaska for the first time in 2005 to climb Denali. He eventually moved to Alaska in 2010, to work as IT Engineer for the Consulate of Mexico. Due to his passion for the snowy mountains, he learned to snowboard and to ski, he took his Level I, II, and Pro 1 with AAS, as a student, where he developed a career in the avalanche industry. He started volunteering with our local Mountain SAR team. Now he is harvesting the fruits of the hard work, breaking a few barriers, and learning process by enjoying working closer to the mountains, going to the Alaska Range, volunteering with Denali NPS or Guiding on Denali. Now he is working behind the scenes of AAS as Assistant Director, mixing his engineering/management skills with mountain passionate people since 2017.