Eli was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and grew up recreating in the Wasatch Mountains and the Southwest Desert. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Park, Recreation, and Tourism from the University of Utah in SLC, UT. Throughout his Bachelors, he worked for the University of Utah’s Outdoor Adventures program. Following graduation, he worked for St. Elias Alpine Guides serving as a Mountain Guide in the remote Wrangell and St. Elias Mountains. He is now the current Graduate Assistant of Outdoor Adventures for the RWC and is pursuing a Masters in Educational Leadership. Eli enjoys live music, traveling to new spaces, and learning to cook new food!