orey, born and raised in Juneau, was trained from infancy to be active and tolerate the cold. His first two winters of life were spent bouncing bare foot in a “Johnny Jump-up” in a poorly insulated cabin in northern Alaska while his father ran sled dogs. As he grew older a love of and appreciation for the outdoors was instilled into him while hiking, skiing, and sea kayaking with his family. After receiving a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire he decided that seasonal work in the outdoors was better than a “real job” and more suited to his personality/interests.
He has now been guiding locally for over 10 years and began working with Above and Beyond Alaska (ABAK) in 2006. May through September he can be found in Alaska working for ABAK and instructing month-long courses for the National Outdoor Leadership School. From November through April he migrates south to work as a Professional Ski Patroller at Mammoth Mountain in California. The shoulder season of October provides him an excellent opportunity to visit family, travel overseas or do personal expeditions. In all of his pursuits, he brings an infectious enthusiasm for the outdoors and sharing the environment with others.
- Fearless leader and mentor
- Guiding and Leading hiking/backpacking trips since 2000
- Professional Glacier Guide since 2004
- Professional Sea Kayak Guide since 2006
- Emergency Medical Technician (National Registry of EMT’s)
- Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (NOLS Wilderness Medicine)
- CPR for the Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross)
- NOLS Instructor: Sea Kayaking, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Climbing, and Caving
- American Canoe Association (ACA) – Level 2 Sea Kayaking Instructor
- Leave No Trace Master
- University of New Hampshire – BS in Civil Engineering