Born in the neighboring town of Peru, Chad is one of Rock and River’s three “native born” guides. Soft spoken, friendly and always professional, his designation as one of the few local AMGA certified guides demonstrates his strong commitment to his chosen profession. Having guided locally for over 15 years, Chad explains his deep affection for the Adirondacks as “one of the few areas you can rock climb, ice climb, backcountry ski, mountain bike, trail run and paddle, all within minutes of your front door”. Widely traveled with several international mountaineering adventures and western cragging/skiing trips under his belt, Chad’s priorities are simple, his family (wife Jill, daughter Cadence, dog Tenko and cat Phiggy), his friends and a day in the mountains doing just about anything.
Education: Graduated with a BS in Environmental Sciences from Plattsburgh State in 1995
Guiding disciplines: Rock/Ice, Skiing and Mountaineering
Dream trip: An unclimbed peak in the Indian Himalaya
Preferred Adirondack cliff: Any secluded crag on a crisp Autumn day…
Favorite food: A beer and burger after a hard day of exercise!