Where are you based?

Salt Lake City, Utah

What avalanche courses do you teach?

I teach Avalanche Professional Level 1, Recreational Avalanche Level 1, Recreational Avalanche Level 2

What is your favorite snow story?

I really love playing and skiing in the snow!!!

What was the path that led you to avalanche education?  

Changing career from Architecture and Urban Design to becoming a professional career guide. This led me eventually down the road to snow science professional and avalanche education. 

What do you do with your offseason?

I love playing (ski mountaineering, rock and alpine climbing, biking and spending time with my wife and friends) . During the summers I rock and alpine guide in the Tetons, Winds, Beartooths and Utah ranges


Courses With AAI

Our instructors are the core of your experience with the American Avalanche Institute. They bring the science and knowledge of avalanche safety to life in real-world settings. If you’re interested in learning more from Karen, or one of our other amazing instructors check out our full course offerings today.

Our instructors are the core of your experience with the American Avalanche Institute.  They bring the science and knowledge of avalanche safety to life in real-world settings.  If you’re interested in learning more fromone of our amazing instructors check out our full course offerings today.