I am a seasoned performer and a comfortable public speaker. I enjoy giving presentations, usually in the form of a narrative and slide show followed by an open Q & A session. I tailor my presentations specifically to the interests and needs of a particular group or audience.

I am an optimist by nature. Forty years of hardcore climbing, rewarding careers in music and recording, my life changing battle with epilepsy, and my commitment to Pilates are all part of my positive message.

My goal is to motivate people to get out and play at life, to exercise, and to be fitter and happier. Teamwork is also essential to success in work and sports so it is a big focus for me.

My recent presentations include a program detailing some of my climbing adventures for the Southern California Mountaineering Association, a fund-raiser at The Stronghold Climbing Gym for Los Angeles Wilderness Training, and a program for an annual meeting of the Orange County Cub Scout Dens focusing on core values; trust, helpfulness and bravery. It was quite an experience holding the attention of several hundred 5-10 year old boys!

This winter and spring I’ll be doing slide show/book signing events to support the publication of my new climbing guide to the California Needles. Current bookings include:

Monday, March 13th, REI Santa Monica at 7:00PM
Wednesday, March 15, REI Northridge at 7PM
Thursday, March 16th at REI Arcadia at 7PM


Tuesday, May 2nd at the The Rock, Ice & Mountain Club, Santa Rosa, CA
Wednesday, May 3rd at Planet Granite Climbing/Yoga/Fitness, Sunnyvale, CA
Thursday, May 4th at Berkely IronworksBerkeley, CA
Thursday, June 29 at Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness Co-Working Center, San Diego, CA


If you have looked through this website and think that I have unique knowledge, experience and ideas to share with the people you play, train, or work with please CONTACT ME to get the conversation started.