I began snowboarding in 1997 and began my teaching career in 1999 working at Beaver Mountain. During that time I started my certifications with AASI-I with earning my level I in the year 2000. Mikey Franco was my examiner and got me started in the right direction. Since receiving my level III in the spring in 2010 I began teaching for AASI-I in 2012 and have enjoyed it ever since. The best part of my position with AASI-I is that I get to see the sport continually evolving and the professionals teaching it learn, comprehend, and apply principals that they learn to their riding and teaching styles.