Max has always had a passion for the outdoors. After a semester course in Patagonia with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), he decided he wanted to share his passion, as an instructor, with others.
He has guided extended hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and rock climbing trips at wilderness therapy programs in the Adirondack Mountains of New York and throughout the mountains and deserts of the Pacific Northwest.
With excellent risk management and decision-making skills, Max has accrued over 700 days of leading in the backcountry. Certifications and other training include PSIA level 1, Avalanche level 1 and Wilderness First Responder.
Recently, Max began instructing 30-day expeditions for NOLS and has led courses in the Wind River Range of Wyoming and the Gila Mountains of New Mexico.