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Tim has been passionate about the outdoors his entire life. He is currently certified as a AMGA Ice Climbing Instructor & Single Pitch Instructor and has successfully completed the AMGA Rock Guide and Alpine Guide Courses, making him an Apprentice Rock and Alpine Guide. He is a Leave No Trace Master Educator, Wilderness First Responder and Association for Challenge Course Technology Level 1 Practitioner. He has been certified as a Swift Water Rescue Technician, ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayak Guide, NY State licensed Rock and Ice guide and has completed a level 2 American Avalanche Association course. Tim has led trips and expeditions across the country including in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Maine, Utah, New Hampshire and Vermont over the past decade.
Tim has been a University and College teaching assistant and instructor for such courses such as; Intro to Ice Climbing, Intro to Rock Climbing, Rock Rescue Skills, Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue, Intro to Mountaineering, Kayak Rolling, Swift Water Rescue, Intro to River Kayaking, Whitewater Kayaking, Intro to Coastal Kayaking and Expedition Coastal Kayaking. While living in Alaska, he produced a guidebook to ice climbs in Juneau, AK and holds first ascents of climbs in the area. In 2010, before moving to Vermont, he became a NOLS Instructor for Mountaineering for Alaska and has traveled to India to climb in the Himilaya’s with NOLS. His experience leading others in the outdoors, for either simple backpacking trips to complex mountaineering, climbing and sea kayaking objectives, spans over a decade.
Tim has been working for Petra Cliffs since the summer of 2011 in many capacities. He is a rock and ice climbing guide and instructor, lead ropes course and teambuilding facilitator, General Manager, Program Coordinator, Membership and Staff Manager. He is also the Coordinator of Vermont’s Ice Climbing Festival; the Smuggs Ice Bash.
Tim holds a Certificate in Outdoor Leadership from the University of Alaska and a B.A. in Outdoor Education and Wilderness Leadership from Johnson State College.