TJ BRUMME / Executive Director

TJ is a native Californian with a deep-rooted love for adventure.  He attended Sonoma State University where he received a B.S. in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Outdoor Leadership.  Through regular trips out to Joshua Tree, TJ honed his skills as avid rock climber.  While at Sonoma, he worked as the student coordinator--planning trips, training staff, and working in the field--for the Outdoor Pursuits program.   

After college TJ traveled to China where he fell in love with the culture.  Shortly after his stay in China, TJ moved to Denver where he worked in outdoor retail and guided on the side for a local outfitter.  In the summer of 2013, TJ joined the Expedition staff full time as our Trip Manager.  Now he is responsible for overseeing the three phases of a trip: planning, execution, and evaluation as our Director of Operations.  His attention to detail and strong work ethic make him a vital part of our team. 

TJ is also a skilled baker and craft beer connoisseur.  Occasionally TJ will show up in the office with fresh croissants or other tasty, and very unhealthy, treats.  He refuses to sip any beverage with the words “light” or “Coors” on the label.   On any given day you can find TJ climbing high on a rock face or frozen waterfall or skinning briskly up a hill for a ski descent on some Colorado powder.  TJ has plans to pursue full IFMGA status (the highest level certification for mountain guides), and someday hopes to open a bakery. 


Current Certifications: 

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AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
Wilderness First Responder
AIARE (avalanche) Level 1
LNT Trainer