Gavin grew up and went to school in Colorado where he studied Physiology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy. His love for the wilderness and medicine merged when he obtained his WEMT in 2009. He plans to continue pursuing these passions in medical school. Gavin has spent the last few years working with wilderness medicine programs in Thailand. When he is not teaching, you can find him exploring the Himalayas in India or backcountry skiing in Colorado.