Geoff has been a backpacker, climber, cyclist and skier (and a member of REI) for more than 3 decades. He's a West Point graduate who served in the U.S. Army for 26 years. Over the years, Geoff has volunteered his personal time as an emergency medical technician, a search-and-rescue team member and a ski patroller. His current certifications include Wilderness First Responder, Avalanche Level II, and Outdoor Emergency Care. Geoff currently works as the market sales and product expert for REI in southern Colorado. He is also a wilderness first aid instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Institute and for the REI Outdoor School.