Brad Sawtell now calls the Methow Valley his home after living many years near Breckenridge, Colorado. While living in Colorado, he worked as an Avalanche Forecaster and Educator for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). Prior to forecasting, Brad directed the Wilderness Program for the High Mountain Institute (HMI), was senior staff at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and worked as a mountain guide for various guide services. He served on the board for the American Avalanche Association (A3) as the Certified Instructor Representative as well as on A3’s Education Committee. Brad also works as an Instructor Trainer for The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) and a ski guide for North Cascade Heli. Brad works as a ski guide and avalanche instructor for NCMG.