I have a couple of really quality mentors and most all of them can be found within my company. In particular our Executive Director I find is a very positive role model for finding balance in life. As a father himself he portrays to me the importance of making time for priorities and work is not always top of that list. Making time for family, self, and others is a recipe for a healthy life.

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Im the type of person who wants do it all. Whether I'm skydiving, flying aerobatic planes, rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, riding dirt bikes, Harleys, wakeboarding, or snowboarding in the backcountry, I want a taste of it all! I feel we have such a short time on this planet and I want to make the most of every minute.

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The first person I looked up to in highlining was my friend and highlining partner, Ben Plotkin-Swing. Seeing pictures of him on his first big highline trip to Yosemite is what originally made me say, "Woah I wanna do that!" I had met him a year or so earlier and we had climbed together a little bit, and so I contacted him and asked if he would be into showing me how to longline and highline. He was stoked because he didn't have anyone in Washington to highline with. He taught me almost everything I know about highlining, and now we're equal partners in developing the Washington highline scene. I'm really grateful to him for taking me under his wing, and I feel really proud to be becoming just as skilled a highliner and rigger. I think we're a really good team.

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