Jesse began his guiding journey as a teenager navigating whitewater rafts down the great rivers around the west. When there aren’t snowy mountains to guide, Jesse instructs Wilderness Medicine courses and guides multi-day bicycle trips.
He has worked as a patroller for Copper Mountain Ski, and taught for the Colorado Outward Bound School, and as an EMT in Leadville.
Jesse studies Snow, Weather and Avalanche Science at Colorado Mountain College. In his work and play, Jesse celebrates the landscapes and native history of the places we recreate.
When not working, Jesse can be found digging snow pits, riding his bike, or playing hockey with friends.
In his years of celebrating mountains through skiing, Jesse’s favorite lines he’s skied include:
-The Messner Couloir, Denali
-The Snake, Mt. Sneffels
-The Coors Face, Mt. Wilson
-The Refrigerator, Ice Mountain
-The Ford-Stenner, The Grand Teton
-The Bell-Cord, Maroon Peak.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman.