Since I can remember I’ve always loved the outdoors—camping, hiking, eventually climbing, canyoneering...you get the picture. I grew up in Tijuana Baja California Mexico, south of the border from San Diego, California. I took my first Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course in 1998 after high school; that course made such an impact that I decided to study medicine the year after here in Mexico. I was lost in books and classes for seven years, but shortly after my graduation I came back to the outdoors, doing what I love. Friends would ask me to teach them basic medical skills for their trips and expeditions, and so began my interest in education in wilderness medicine. I took several WFRs, WFAs, and even advanced wilderness life support courses throughout the years, but in 2018 I decided I wanted to go back to my roots, and with a lot of sacrifice and effort, I became a WFR instructor in November 2019. Definitely on the top 10 happiest moments in my life.