I was introduced to Inspiring Girls Expeditions in 2015 when I participated in the IGE instructor workshop. I found myself in a room full of incredible women: scientists and outdoorswomen who were passionate about sharing their talents and knowledge. I was hooked. I see this program as an awesome opportunity for young women and mentors alike, to develop connections with each other, with our environment, and to learn more about themselves and realize their potential.
I have worked in the outdoor industry since 2003 and love seeing individuals glimpse their potential as they rise to challenges common in outdoor travel. I am passionate about experiential education and about using adventure and wilderness as a venue for learning as well as for leadership development. Having worked as an outdoor guide in Alaska for 8 years, I have a deep love for wild places, glaciers, ocean, and mountains. I studied Recreation Leadership as an undergraduate and received a MS in Experiential Education from MnSU, Mankato. I currently teach Outdoor Education as an adjunct professor at BYU-Idaho and spend my spare time playing in the Tetons. I enjoy traveling, cooking and eating good food, and spending time outside.