I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I began climbing in 1999 at the local climbing gym Stone Age. Originally, I became obsessed with the unique movement that climbing offers; it seemed so unpractical yet it felt natural. Since the first day, the pure challenge of working towards something that seemed impossible drove my motivation, yet in the last few years I've recognized other aspects of climbing which are just as inspiring. I appreciate the unique life climbing has given me, the places it has taken me and in the incredible and unique community it has connected me with. I feel that through climbing I have been given a chance to contribute to a global cause. My accomplishments are not only the results of my hardwork but the support of a community. I'd like to feel as if I'm known for having a work-hard, alway-try-again, motivated aditude, with never-ending psyche. That's what I'm about; the people, the places and of course the rock!