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. One of my two children is still in college and the other is done and out on her own. They constantly raid my camping gear from my mini REI in my basement!