eric on the summit of matterhorn peak, california

eric on the summit of matterhorn peak, california

Lead Alpine, Rock, & Ski Guide
AMGA Certified Ski Guide

Danny was born and raised in Texas, but that did not keep him from getting on skis at the age of 9 in New Mexico and Colorado, where he would try to spend as much time as possible exploring the mountains until graduating college from Texas A&M University.  After school, he spent 10 years throughout the west ski instructing and developing a passion for ski mountaineering and alpine climbing.  This lifestyle was a natural progression into guiding. 

Danny's first 9 years of guiding were spent in the Pacific Northwest and Colorado.  During this time he has become an AMGA Certified Ski Guide and has taken the Rock and Alpine Guide Courses.  Guiding and personal trips have taken him to Alaska, Mexico, France, Argentina, Canada and all over the Western United States.  Life has now brought Danny to California, where he looks to continue the AMGA Certification process and guide throughout the Sierra Nevada.


  • AMGA Certified Ski Guide

  • AMGA Rock Guide Course

  • AMGA Alpine Guide Course

  • Wilderness First Responder

  • AIARE Course Leader

  • Leave No Trace Trainer

  • PSIA Level 2 Ski Instructor