Thomas grew up playing around the mountains of Colorado. His love of conservation and the outdoors pushed him to earn a BA in Outdoor Recreation and Education from Western Colorado University. He promptly moved to the Tetons to begin a guiding career with Exum Mountain Guides. His passion for avalanche education and spending time in the snowy mountains is unmatched.

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 one of our amazing instructors, check out our full course catalog today. 

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