Elliot is a life-long adventurer with a deep appreciation for wilderness and the incredible diversity of life on Earth. Elliot has been leading wilderness expeditions recreationally for over ten years and professionally for five. His love of adventure has taken him through the mile-high canyon walls of the Green, San Juan and Colorado Rivers, the mammoth glaciers of Chilean Patagonia, the impenetrable jungle of the Bolivian Amazon, fragrant eucalyptus forests of the Blue Mountains of Australia, torrential rainstorms on the wild coast of Tasmania, dazzling sunsets on the Sea of Cortez, rushing waterfalls in the interior of Brazil, the towering Himalaya of India, and the fabled Northern coast of Sri Lanka. To see just one is to be star struck by your own planet.
Elliot is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, the Wilderness Medicine Institute, and the Patagonia Mountaineering School. He also holds a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a doctorate in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado Denver. After completing graduate school, Elliot served as a Fulbright Scholar in India and then taught at Columbia University in New York, before returning to Colorado to join a tech startup.
When Elliot is not in the field or at the office, he loves to forage, garden and cook with his wife Livia and their daughter Olive at their home in Boulder, CO.