Kyle was born and raised in the flatlands of Kansas but moved to Colorado after high school to work as a lift operator for Vail. After a couple of years in Colorado Kyle now lives in Tonsina, AK with his 2 dogs and fiancé. After a few years of various seasonal guiding jobs, he settled down with the State of Alaska DOT as an equipment operator on the north side of Thompson Pass. When he’s lucky he gets to part take in the avalanche mitigation program, or dig out avalanche debris with a loader. Kyle also teaches part time with the Alaska Avalanche Information Center. Splitboarding, gathering firewood, flying in bush planes, and long snowmobile rides are what he loves to do on his time off.
- AIARE Level 3 Certified
- AIARE Level 1 and 2 Course Leader
- Wilderness First Responder