Dane grew up in northern Colorado but didn’t appreciate the outdoors until he moved away to Los Angeles to study film for a year after high school. Realizing he made a huge mistake, Dane returned to Colorado to attend school at CU Boulder (and to get crackin’ on the notorious 14ers). After completing the list over a couple summers and graduating with a highly employable B.A. in philosophy, he spent several months in New Zealand backpacking and scheming his next outdoor objectives. He returned home to become a ski instructor and begin a life of outdoor work until ar-mRNA-geddon struck and he was forced to bide his time inside, planning bigger adventures for the future. Since then he has put a few more mountain notches under his belt, and is thrilled to be a part of the AAI team. Aside from mountains, Dane is an avid reader, movie buff, Spotify addict, and connoisseur of riddles.
Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltepetl), Mexico
All Colorado 14ers, various ski descents
Wilderness First Responder/CPR
Leave No Trace Trainer