Hometown: Alexandria, VA (USA)
How did you get into climbing? Who taught or inspired you?
I first started climbing in 1999 after my brother's birthday party at a local climbing gym. I have always been inspired and taught by my friends - I have never had one person in particular who has taught me 'everything'; it has been more a collaboration of my whole community of friends and family.
How important are ethics in climbing and what are yours all about?
Ethics are the foundation of the sport and they are important because truly if you are unethical, you are cheating yourself from the passion-filled experience that climbing offers as well. We must always be aware of others, our surroundings, and our dignity.