Welcome to my outdoor adventures! You may be thinking: Why would I want to go on a trip with you?!
Nature is my grand cathedral. There’s nothing better than spending a few days outdoors. Falling asleep to the sound of 500 toads in the distance is a symphony you can’t find in the city. Watching shooting stars for hours on end is divine. And following an uphill trail for 6 hours, only to crest the top and see across a mountain range for a hundred miles, is a joy that I need in my life.
30+ years of roughing it outside: Starting with a modest overnight solo biking/camping trip at age 16, I’ve hitchhiked to Alaska, completed mountain survival training in Norway, and hiked up mountains in Africa, South America, and New Zealand.
Wilderness First Responder: I teach hikers a wide range of preventive practices to minimize the risk of injury or sickness.
Executive and performance coach: I understand people’s anxieties and concerns and offer practical support to gain new skills and confidence. I’m credentialed through the rigorous International Coach Federation.
My belief about phones: A person experiences nature best when their focus shifts away from daily life. I carry a phone for emergencies, navigation, and planning purposes. But I swear you’ll survive without yours!
Family: I live in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, with my husband Michael. My two children are in college. Michael and I explored four national parks in Utah this past summer with my 77-year-old mother and one of my children. We were all virgin visitors to Bryce, Zion, Arches, and Canyonlands and it was fantastic!