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•Awarded U.S. Goodwill Ambassador to Nepal by their government for humanitarian work in their country

•Awarded Best Mountain Film, The Icefall Doctor, 39th annual Torello Film Festival, Spain

•Awarded Best Film, The Icefall Doctor, Festival Gorniskega Filma, Slovenia

Asia Pacific Brands Foundation Personality of the Year


•Adventure Athlete of the Year, Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine


•Gold ADDY Award: Photographer, Roanoke College Magazine Front Cover


•House Joint Resolution #218 - Virginia State Assembly Honoring 1st Virginian to Summit Everest

•Commendation - Virginia House of Delegates Honoring World Record Ascent of Kilimanjaro


•Awarded Medal by King of Nepal for Solo Summit of Everest


•Certified 5th Degree Black Belt in American/Shotokan Karate


•Certified Instructor of Jeet Kune Do


•Certified Instructor of Filipino Martial Arts


•Member – The Explorers Club

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