Executive Director, Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide
Brett possesses an obvious passion for both rock climbing and exploring the deepest recesses of this amazing desert landscape.
Wanting to share his enthusiasm, he opened Moab Cliffs and Canyons in 1999 and since then has introduced hundreds of people to the thrill of vertical play. A native Utahn, he began rock climbing more than 25 years ago in the Wasatch and Wind River Mountains and has subsequently established many routes throughout his home state.
Brett moved to Moab in 1985 and began his adventure career as a commercial raft guide, logging thousands of commercial river trip miles while working on 20 rivers in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Russia, Mexico, and Argentina/Chile. A kayaking obsession quickly grew, culminating with dozens of Class V descents on many of the classic rivers of the western U.S. and Mexico.
Concurrently, he worked as a mountain bike guide when the sport was still in its infancy, founded a bike touring company and pioneered a handful of trips that are now common for more than a dozen companies operating today.
Since 1995, Brett has been a contractor developing and coordinating large vertical adventure programs for an international travel and adventure firm in remote areas around the world including; Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Cyprus, Russia, Czech Republic, Mexico, Dominican Republic and elsewhere. His extensive experience on the rock has also made him a sought after technical rock rigger, stuntman, and location scout resulting in his work on more than 30 film/photo productions.
The consummate adrenaline junkie and desert factoid master, he is also an expert telemark skier, adventure racer and dirt biker.
Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships:
Utah State Certified Emergency Medical Technician-Level I
Helicopter Short Haul
Employee of Grand County E.M.S (ambulance) Grand County S.A.R. Winter Rescue Team Leader
National Park Service’s I-Sky Technical Rock Rescue