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Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide

Michelle fell in love with the wide-open space and abundant sunshine of the desert the moment she arrived. Since that first visit, she’s rearranged her life to spend more time exploring the hidden treasures and perfect splitter cracks of the desert. She found her true calling as a climbing and canyoneering guide, sharing her passion for adventure and wild beauty with visitors since 2016. 

A person in search of perpetual change, Michelle has lived all over the US, pursued varied careers from auto mechanics to neutrino physics research to teaching, and is constantly seeking new books to read. A climber since 2002, her one constant is the desire to be outside. Although she escapes to Jackson, Wyoming for the hottest part of the summer, Moab is her true home and she is proud to work alongside all the amazing Cliffs and Canyons guides. 

Michelle’s philosophy is to enjoy every moment, to be a supportive and positive adventure partner, and to seek new challenges and learning experiences. With her patient and friendly style, she is here to help you meet your climbing dreams and have an amazing desert experience!

Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships:

  • AMGA Certified Rock Instructor
  • AIARE Level 1 (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education)
  • Member Grand County Search and Rescue Technical Rock Rescue Team
  • WFR, CPR (Wilderness First Responder)