Meet the friendly folks behind our humble mountain guiding company.
Shaun Raskin: Founder, Lead Guide & Coach
Shaun is a professional skier, seasoned mountain guide, and , AIARE L3, AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide, PSIA, WFR, OEC, and First Aid CPR certified.
Through a holistic approach to mountains and life Shaun holds a space for her clients to engage fully in their surroundings while utilizing the activity and a consciences dialogue to facilitate personal growth.
A New York native, Shaun was born with a love of the outdoors. Throughout her childhood and young adult life she would hike, bike, climb, paddle and ski her way through much of North America’s mountains. Shaun graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in Sociology. During her years there she completed the National Outdoor Leadership’s glacial mountaineering program and became a sponsored professional Big Mountain Skier.
Now living in Park City, Utah Shaun has 15 years of guiding experience including cat skiing and backcountry ski guide, avalanche educator, mountain biking, rock climbing, backpacking and hiking.
All of her adventures, combined with her desire to inspire others, and her passion for the outdoors has lead Shaun to create this next chapter.
Inspired Summit Adventures was born out of a belief that through the mindful exploration of nature each one of us can develop a stronger awareness of ourselves.
Weston D: Co- Owner & Lead Guide
Weston has a decade of guiding experience and is a passionate outdoorsman. As a sponsored professional skier (how Shaun and Weston first met), backcountry and cat ski guide and certified avalanche instructor, Weston is stoked on all things skiing and seeks to share that excitement with all of his clients!
Skiing isn’t the only thing that he is passionate about. He is equally addicted to mountain biking, exploring hiking trails, and climbing. He is OEC, WFR, PSIA, AIARE, AMGA Ski Guide Apprentice and CPR certified.
Weston moved out West from New York in December 2007 after graduating from SUNY Cortland with a degree in Sports Management. He grew up visiting the Wind River Range in Wyoming and skiing across the West. Maybe it was because he was born to two ski patrollers, but whatever the reason he knew he had to live out there as soon as possible.
When Weston is not guiding he is either throwing clay on his ceramic wheel or chasing waves and surfing around the world.
Inspired Summit Team:
Chris is a dedicated mountain guide. Born in Pennsylvania, he has travelled much of the mountain West looking for snow and rock to play on. Currently he calls Salt Lake home, although he travels to the Tetons regularly to guide in the Jackson area. Chris is an AMGA certified Ski Guide, but that is only part of his guiding story he is also a rock and alpine guide. Married with a new house he is living the dream!
Cindi is a mountain guide, freelance writer, professional snowboarder, yoga instructor, and cabin dweller. She combines all these talents to serve and empower others through guided adventures, unique storytelling, and rekindling their connection to nature. Her passion is fueled by a desire to inspire others to be bold, powerful, and shine. She has stacked over a decade of backcountry experience and has achieved certifications in yoga teaching, level 2 avalanche, journalism, and wilderness first responder. Her love for exploring mountains via snowboard, mountain bike, climbing, ect. has taken her all over the Rockies from Colorado to Alaska. She resides in the heart of the Wasatch in a ride in/out backcountry cabin, that she and her husband Zach hand-built.
Blake started his days in Austin, Texas. While proud of his Texan heritage, he is grateful to have been moved to the foothills of Colorado at a young age. Blake owes a debt of gratitude to his father for introducing him to the Rockies and adventure. Blake resides in Park City, Utah where he has skied and boarded 100+ days a season for the last 23 years and aims to climb and bike at least that much every year. Blake shares his passion for the mountains with others as a mountain bike and climbing guide as well as being a yoga instructor. When he's not guiding or instructing he work is busy volunteering for the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance.