I grew up in small mountain towns in the San Juan Mountains. As a fourth-generation Coloradan, I was an outdoors person and a writer from the beginning. While studying for three degrees in English creative writing, journalism, and Italian language, I worked for various publications in the travel and outdoor industries including editorial internships at Backpacker Magazine and 5280 Magazine. In 2013, I launched my business as a writer.
Now, I still write and I’ve moved back to mountain town life in Crested Butte, CO. I’m an adventure journalist with a focus in outdoor travel, industry news, and human endurance. My editorial work is featured in more than 50 publications such as Outside, Men’s Journal, Backpacker, SELF, SNEWS, Gear Junkie and Elevation Outdoors among others. I’m a recipient of ten North American Travel Journalists Association awards including a recent accolade for, “Connecting with Tarahumara through Trail Running,” an essay about befriending the indigenous community of the Copper Canyon through shared experience.
I sharpened my pull-quotes as a live news reporter for 16 trade industry events, including Outdoor Retailer and Snowsports Industries America; fulfilled turns as the Teton Gravity Research Snowboard Editor; and secured international stories as a two-time media delegate for the Adventure Travel Trade Association in Banff and Jordan. Now, I’m the WeRunFar columnist for iRunFar.
I also write authentic, credible stories for brands, many in the outdoor industry; and provide photography, social media campaigns, speaking engagements, and consultation for writing and outdoor industry career paths. Read more about my writing and content creation for brands like REI, Mountain Hardwear, and Ski.com, as well as my other services, here.
At the moment, I’m recovering from a remote jungle expedition—stay tuned for the upcoming print story in Backpacker Magazine—and developing writing retreats for 2020. Away from the keyboard, I’m stoked to go mountain running, climbing, biking, or do yoga in the Elk Mountains, where I live, play and rejuvenate.
To reach me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.