Myrmidon. [mur-mi-don] Noun.
1. Classical Mythology. one of the warlike people of ancient Thessaly who accompanied Achilles to the Trojan War.
2. Adventurer. elite athletes, veterans and you.
Myrmidon Expeditions was founded by former military and professional athletes in 2015 with an original vision of spending time in the outdoors with fellow veterans and athletes. Since 2015, Myrmidon Expeditions has led teams of our peers on trips that included:
Since our first reconnaissance trip in 2015, Myrmidon quickly realized that the feeling of doing unique multi-discipline trips in the outdoors wasn't limited to just the elite athlete and military communities. In 2017, Myrmidon Expeditions decided to expand its program offerings and adjust the business model slightly to better share our passion of adventure with a larger audience. While Myrmidon has not abandoned its roots in the veteran and wounded warrior community, we recognize that there are millions of others interested in the outdoors and the quality & safe services that Myrmidon Expeditions can provide.
Chief Executive Officer
Scott joined the Marine Corps in 1993 after graduating high school in Thousand Oaks, CA, looking to see the world. Little did he know that his enlistment would continue for 22 more years. During those years, Scott did indeed see the world though, deploying 5 times to 17 countries around the globe, experiencing cultures from the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America, while training in desert operations, jungle warfare, and mountain and cold weather. Scott was also trained as a Marine Corps parachutist, Martial Arts Instructor, weapons instructor, and security manager. He served in armor, anti-terrorism, reconnaissance, and air defense units, and in 2015 retired as the battalion Sergeant Major of an infantry unit.
Scott has always enjoyed the outdoors, and so chose to retire to Colorado with his wife, Kristina, and 2 daughters, where the opportunities for outdoor activities are abundant. He is a PADI advanced open water diver, and enjoys running, hiking, and camping. Scott and his wife are currently franchisee co-owners of a Yoga Pod yoga studio in Westminster, Colorado. Scott holds an MA in International Relations, an MS in Management and an MBA.
Chief Operations Officer
Christopher joined the Marine Corps after graduating Brown University in 2007. During his time in the Marines he filled various billets, from a Platoon Commander to running Information Operations in southwest Afghanistan. He has gone through various training that has helped him operate in the outdoors, from spending time doing unit training in Bridgeport at the Mountain Warfare Training Center to passing the rigors of Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) school. In 2012 at the rank of Captain, Christopher decided it was time for his next adventure.
Upon leaving the Marines, Christopher worked for a major international oilfield services company where his job was to perforate offshore wells. Although a fun job, he started to realize that he was spending more time in the outdoors and sharing those experiences with those around him. As an avid mountaineer, Christopher has led expeditions in some of the most remote and rugged mountains in the world, to include the Alps, Caucasus, Altai, Atlas, and Himalayan ranges.
It isn’t difficult to figure how Christopher got the idea for Myrmidon. He first started working in the outdoor industry in 3rd grade washing boats and mating for fishing guides during the summers in South Carolina. Since those early years, he became an Ironman Triathlete, competed in the 2004 Olympic Trials, is a 10-time marathoner and has fished, sailed and dived while visiting some 35+ countries around the world. Although Christopher grew up in South Carolina, he has lived in 12 states. Christopher is a Wilderness First Responder and EMT.
Corporate Performance & Athlete Engagement
Dan is a two-time Olympian and Bronze medalist. He knows exactly what it means to be an underdog. Growing up in Norwalk, CT Walsh was considered an at-risk youth, who went on to achieve at high levels due to his determination and love of sport. His competitive spirit thrived during his high school wrestling days, when Walsh pushed himself from a skinny mediocre athlete with a losing record, to an all-County champion. In college, Walsh played an integral role on a “blue collar” rowing team, the Northeastern Huskies. Notorious underdogs, the Huskies fought to become worthy rivals of the top Ivy league crews like Harvard, Princeton and Yale. In the summer of 2009, he was inducted into the Northeastern Varsity Club Hall of Fame.
In 2001, Walsh made his first U.S. National Team, where he would compete for the next 12 years and made 11 teams in the process. In 2004, Dan participated in the Athens Olympic Games as an alternate, fueling his fire to compete in 2008, where he eventually won a bronze medal in the men’s eight. After the Beijing games, Walsh was awarded a rare key to the City of Norwalk and a proclamation of “Dan Walsh Day” from the Governor of CT.
Dan’s professional career began as an entrepreneur and co-founder of Engine Room Fitness where Dan was able to utilize his personal training experience and athletic training/exercise physiology degree. After his retirement from professional rowing. In 2012, Dan returned to his alma mater Northeastern University, where he helped the NU Huskies reach collegiate success during his tenure. He was also Director of Athlete Engagement and Sports Legacy at Boston 2024, the organizing body that attempted to bring the Olympics to Boston.
Dan co-founded Myrmidon Expeditions alongside U.S. military veterans in order to revive his former lifestyle of performing at elite levels of competition while sharing that passion to others.
Of all of Walsh’s impressive accomplishments, he is most proud to be a father to Stella Walsh and husband to wife, Keri. In his free time, Dan enjoys going hiking, camping, surfing and just enjoying the simplicity of the outdoors.
“There is one sure fire way you won't achieve your goal, and that is if you QUIT. Seek out failure--that is where you meet your true self and really discover what you are capable of.”
Jim began his career as a paramedic, obtaining his nursing degree from Ohio State University. He has completed fellowships in both Emergency Medicine and Surgery. His interest in amputee care began after his surgical fellowship, and lead him to manage the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s Prosthetic Program, supervising the case management of over 2,500 patients. Today Jim devotes most of his time to clinical research for The Ohio BWC’s Department of Operational Policies, Analytics, and Compliance. He has become a renowned authority on the role of advanced prosthetics and bionics.
Jim is one of the Founders of Operation Namaste, a nonprofit dedicated to improving care for people with amputations in developing countries, including Nepal. He has actively spent time assisting the Nepali Medical Community improve their standard of care. Jim successfully co-lead the 23-member Wounded Heroes Trek of Hope Expedition around the Annapurna Circuit. The trek included wounded heroes, including five people with amputations.
Former Professional Snowboarder
Team Canada Olympian / Adventurist
Professional Rock Climber / U.S. Marine Corps Veteran