“I’ve been called the “Joshua Tree Guru.”  I’m thoughtful about the climbing experience that suits you best.  I’ve immersed myself in the wonders of Joshua Tree National Park since 1980.  I know lots of special places and would love to share them with you. I’m also intentional about partnering with you to minimizing risk and improving your climbing skills.  My safe climbing record is impeccable.   I work well with all ages and take pride in getting inactive climbers back in the harness.  I’m mindful of a climber’s experience of fear and find subtle ways to move you into relaxation and enjoyment on rock.  I do happen to also be a spiritual person who practices prayer, meditation, yoga, Qi Gong, regular worship and acts of compassion. I am a local pastor and director of “Partners in Wellness”.  I’d be honored to be your climbing “Guru”.  I also lead unique and spectacular day hikes, scrambles and overnighters in the Park.   I’m current in my AMGA Single Pitch Instructor certificate, Wilderness First Aid, and CPR.