Do you collect anything?
Legendary Yosemite climber Ron Kauk once told me (roughly), “you remove an arrowhead and it becomes just another rock. It’s the context of where it’s found that makes it special.”
What is your most unusual talent?
I used to be able to play twinkle twinkle little star on the trumpet with my toes.
What is the scariest thing you have ever done?
Snakes in a Venezuelan jungle.
Why do you like working with Gnarly?
Gnarly makes the absolute best tasting and performing product while staying true to their values. They’re a solid team of genuine human beings that care honestly about their community.
Outside of your respective sport, what are you most proud of?
Putting in 8 seasons as a climbing ranger in Yosemite, building climbing stewardship in that place.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
It’s 100 degrees in Bishop right now. Gnarly smoothies are keeping me alive.
Who is your hero? Why?
My two older brothers. They’ve demonstrated what it is to follow passion while practicing altruism.
Any advice for aspiring athletes?
Progress is cumulative. Don’t be afraid of the dips in motivation, it’s sometimes what we need in order to get better at our craft.
Gnarly Whey has been a game changer for my vegetarian diet when I need an effective boost. I mix it with berries and ice for a refreshing smoothie, or with avocado and oat milk for a satisfying recovery meal. I’ve put it in pancakes (banana, whey, eggs and almond flour) and recently in a batch of homemade granola. I serve it to anyone that visits and everyone is blown away by how good it tastes.
Hydrate Grapefruit is so damn tasty and they say it’s good for you too??