About This Website

"Gear up and go!" is the overarching theme of Kentucky Hiker - and with good reason. The more time you spend outdoors, the better off you are. When you have the right gear always ready, your next adventure can begin in less than five minutes - without hassle or headache.

The only question is, "where will you go?" - click here for a few ideas to get you started.

About Me

I'm an avid outdoorsman - whether it be hiking, running, or skiing. From Spring through Fall, I spend most weekends hiking and running the trails of Kentucky. Winter was made for snow, and I take full advantage by skiing and teaching at Perfect North Slopes.

Over the last few years, I've hiked all of the trails in Red River Gorge, and this year, I'll hike/run the entirety of the Sheltowee Trace - Kentucky's longest trail.

Volunteer and Stewardship

Whenever time allows, I enjoy volunteering with the Red River Gorge Trail Crew in helping to maintain and repair trails at the Gorge. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month and all are welcome. Learn more by clicking here.

Certifications and Training

  • American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

  • Leave No Trace (LNT)

  • Professional Ski Instructors of America Alpine Level 1 (PSIA Alpine-1)

  • Professional Ski Instructors of America Children's Specialist Level 1 (PSIA CS-1)

  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA)


Marathons and Ultras Finished

  • Big Turtle 50K, Morehead, KY (2018, 2019*)

  • Breaks Ultra, Breaks, VA (2019*)

  • Cloudsplitter 50K, Norton, VA (2016, 2018, 2019*)

  • Flying Pig Marathon, Cincinnati, OH (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

  • Georgia Jewel 50M, Dalton, GA (2019*)

  • Hawthorn Half Day Relay & Ultra, Terre Haute, IN (2019*)

  • Land Between the Lakes Marathon, Grand Rivers, KY (2017)

  • Land Between the Lakes 60K, Grand Rivers, KY (2019*)

  • Monumental Marathon, Indianapolis, IN (2015)

  • Yamacraw 50K, Stearns, KY (2017)