U. S. Antarctic Program
10/2009 - 02/2016
As lead mountaineer for the U.S. Antarctic Program, I was responsible for supervising a team of six mountaineers charged with the safety of U.S. National Science Foundation grantees and U.S. Antarctic Program employees while they work in the field. I was the traverse mountaineer for more than 5000 miles of overland travel to the South Pole and beyond, and to the Pine Island Glacier, where I helped establish a research station. I worked in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, the Transantarctic Range, and as a field safety mountaineer for volcanologists on Mt.Erebus, the southernmost active volcano on earth.