Sound off on the important issues at
Occupation: School psychiatrist, volunteer with Juneau Mountain Rescue and Capital City Fire and Rescue Special Team.
Favorite outdoor activity: In the wintertime it is skiing. In the summer it's just being outdoors. I like kayaking, hiking, mountaineering.
Favorite outdoor memory: Summiting Mount McKinley in 2000. Getting up on that summit ridge looking down, it dropped 17- or 18,000 feet to the pouch. There was that incredible light on that ridge. I climbed it in 1992 and didn't summit it, so I went back in 2000 with some people from the fire department and some friends.
Favorite outdoor sport: Mountaineering and glacier trekking. I've done some rock climbing and caving in high school. Then I moved to Alaska and met with a friend that was up here and got just really enthralled with the glacier, took a mountaineering course, which probably had at lot to do with me getting into mountain rescue; doing that, being up there.
Favorite outdoor spot: Hiking up the ridge out to Mount Roberts and Pittman's Ridge up at Eaglecrest.
Outsiders is a weekly profile in the Outdoors section.
Juneau Empire ©2013. All Rights Reserved.