Hi! Thanks for checking out my creative work. In a nutshell, I grew up with (and still love) small-town mountain life in Southwest Colorado. At 18 years young, I moved to the big city to hit the books at the University of Denver. Three degrees, four years, and a couple of trips across the world later, I launched my business as a writer.
My umbrella includes outdoor industry news and adventure travel stories. I contribute to local and national publications, print and digital, such as Outside, Men’s Journal, Backpacker, SELF, SNEWS, Gear Junkie and Elevation Outdoors among others. I join reporting crews for trade industry events –now, a total of 16 Outdoor Retailer and Snowsports Industry shows– including live coverage, and I assist in-house teams with roles such as Teton Gravity Research Snowboard Editor, for the 2016/17 season, and now as iRunFar’s WeRunFar Columnist.
In 2017, I became a Bronze medalist and three-time Finalist of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) for my travel writing. The following year, I received four NATJA awards for two features sharing my and four friend’s stand-up paddleboard first-descent of the wild Escalante River.
In 2018, I was selected as an Adventure Travel Trade Association two-time media delegate for the Adventure Elevate conference in Banff, Alberta, and the Adventure Next conference in Jordan.
Trail running is my newest expression but as a fourth-generation, snow-loving Coloradan, riding and carving skis is my ultimate passion.
When I’m not digging into research and interviews or plugging away at the keyboard, you can find me on trail, snow, yoga mat, rock, or water–somewhere in the world. From running with the Tarahumara in Mexico’s Copper Canyon to SUPing the country’s remotest whitewater, given I’m unreachable, I’m excited to share the behind-the-scenes story with you, soon.