Chris first found his love for the outdoors in the mountains of southern Arizona. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Chris wanted to share his passion for climbing with others as a guide. Five years later, after guiding and recreating in Alaska, New Zealand, and Colorado, Chris is excited to be in Crested Butte as a Winter Intern with Irwin Guides. Chris is certified as a Single Pitch Instructor and Wilderness First Responder. He is excited about gaining further guiding education for both climbing and skiing through the American Mountain Guides Association. Although the outdoors command a large part of Chris’s life, he also enjoys art, music, and laughing.