Jason Martin is a board member for the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA). In addition, he is the Director of Operations at the American Alpine Institute (AAI) in Bellingham and supervises the guide staff, develops course curriculum, manages land use permits and oversees AAI's social network. He has guided in Red Rock Canyon, Joshua Tree National Park, the Cascades, the Sierra, the Alaska Range, in Canada's Coast Range and in the Andes of Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru. Jason is also a playwright, film critic and outdoor adventure writer. He has authored 'Washington Ice: A Climbing Guide,' 'Fun Climbs Red Rocks: Topropes and Moderates,' and 'Rock Climbing: The AMGA Single Pitch Manual.' He is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide, LNT Master Educator and Rope Rescue Technician. Jason explained how the AMGA, a member-based technical organization, approaches changing both technical norms and curriculum through their organizational structure and by seeking out as many resources as possible when evaluating techniques and curriculum. He also shared some examples of these processes at AAI.