Kyle will be returning to teach with the Alaska Avalanche School for his second season. He was born and raised in Rochester, NY and learned to ski on the icy slopes in the Finger Lakes. He moved to Salt Lake City to study meteorology at the University of Utah and ended up falling in love with backcountry skiing and snow and avalanche science in the Wasatch Mountains. After graduating, Kyle commissioned in the Air Force as a Weather Officer with assignments in Germany, North Carolina, Alaska, and Kyrgyzstan. After serving in the Air Force for over 6 years, Kyle decided to go after his passion and separated from active duty to pursue a graduate degree in Snow Science in the Snow and Avalanche Lab at Montana State University. Post grad school, Kyle worked as an avalanche forecaster in Glacier National Park for the spring opening of the Going to the Sun Road. He also worked for the Forest Service in the Sierra Mountains as an avalanche forecaster for the Bridgeport Avalanche Center, where he spent more time on a snow machine than skis. Currently, Kyle is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Anchorage office and serves as the Avalanche Program Lead.