Cave explorer known for exploring some of the deepest caves in North America and China. He has explored over 2,500 caves in his career. TV shows such as National Geographic Explorer and NOVA have had programs following his expeditions.
He is a speleologist. He graduated from Illinois University in 1973. He claims to have begun exploring caves at the age of 13 while on a Boy Scouts trip in Kentucky. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, he explored caves in America and Mexico.
He has written two books about his experiences."Yochib: The River Cave" and"Huautla: Thirty Years in One of the World's Deepest Caves." He is a regular speaker on cruise ships.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio. As a child, he moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta before moving back to Dayton.
He is similar to the cave explorer Floyd Collins who became famous after getting trapped in Sand Cave.