guide resume - jt lehman

photo Brady Lawrence

photo Brady Lawrence


I’m a striver in search of a life of meaning, connection, and joy. I believe time spent outside is a cornerstone of that life. I have a great deal of experience planning and executing my own trips and I’m thrilled to share what I’ve learned with people looking to broaden their horizons.

areas of expertise:

  • Backcountry trip planning (route design, gear selection, planning and logistics)

  • On and off-trail navigation

  • Fast and light Techniques

  • multi-modal mountain travel (see Selected Experience)

Qualities and Qualifications

  • Current WFR certification (January, 2019). Driver’s license and clean driving record

  • Organized, with experience managing the logistics of numerous extended trips

  • Adaptable, with experience thriving under changing circumstances

  • Good communicator. Values direct communication, honesty, and openness

  • Leader or co-leader for numerous trips with friends (see Selected Experience)

  • Photo/Video skills - Avid photographer and writer

Selected Experience


  • Winner of 2019 Wy’East Howl 50k, 2018 Volcanic 50k and Elk/Kings Mt. Marathon

  • Circumnavigations of Mts. Hood, Adams, Helens

  • Grand Canyon Rim-Rim-Rim

  • Numerous self-directed mountain runs of 20-40 miles

  • DI Cross Country and track at University of Portland


  • Big City Mountaineers - weeklong youth backpacking expedition

  • Everest Base-camp, Nepal - 100 miles, 8 days, solo

  • Wind River High Route - 100 miles, 6 days, solo

  • Sierra High Route - 200 miles, 11 days, solo


  • Denali, AK - West Buttress, 9 days

  • Ptarmigan Traverse, WA, 3 days

  • Numerous Cascade Volcano ski descents including:

    • N Face of Mt. Adams

    • Fuhrer Finger, Mt. Rainier

    • Emmons Glacier, Mt. Rainier

    • Mt. Hood, Helens, Three Sisters, Shasta, Lassen


  • Oregon Timber Trail - 700 miles, 15 days

  • Colorado Trail - 550 miles, 11 days, solo

  • Portland - Mt Hood Bike/Summit/Ski/Bike

References Available Upon Request