Dom grew up south of Buffalo, NY and spent most of his youth snowboarding and fly-fishing. “My dad instilled a healthy sense of adventure in me as he would carry me through dogwood thickets taller than my 7 year old self in order to get to his favorite fishing hole”. Dom began rock climbing in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. “My degree says Environmental Studies but my parents caught on to the fact that I actually majored in cragging . Climbing, coupled with a sense of adventure has led me around the country landing in Estes in 2014 where I have worked as an environmental educator for the Nature Conservatory as well as a rock climbing guide”.