A native of Vermont, Wes has lived in NH since 1986. He is a veteran of the US Navy Submarine Service, and is currently retired from the telecommunications industry living in the town of Weare. A long time hiker, he is a member of the White Mountain 4000 footer, New England 4000 footer, and New England 100 highest clubs. He is also an end-to-ender on VT's Long Trail. He has been a hiking trip leader for the AMC since 1992, was a member of the AMC NH chapter Executive Committee for 7 years, and was the treasurer and a crew leader for the AMC's Cardigan Volunteer Trail Crew. Wes has been proudly wearing the tartan of the Cardigan Highlanders since 2013.