Max first started venturing into the hills around Oregon as a junior in high school and was completely addicted by the time he got to college in 2005. After that, he knew that he wanted to work in the outdoors and began leading climbing and mountaineering courses for the National Outdoor Leadership School around the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions in 2008. After college he also started teaching climbing as an adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon. The mountains and rocks of Oregon and Washington have taught him to love and cherish life in the hills and he’s taken those lessons to areas across the globe. Highlights include numerous Grade IV and V 5.12 free climbs, establishing a handful of 5.13 crack climbs, and staying psyched after almost 20 years of grade chasing. Currently, he loves nothing more than sharing that passion with other people who are excited about climbing and mountaineering. A typical work year will take him to Smith Rock State Park, the Oregon Volcanoes, Red Rock, the Tetons, and often beyond. Max is thankful to receive support from CAMP North America and CiloGear Packs.