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I began working as a freelance writer and photographer in 1999 when I moved to Colorado. My work has allowed me to travel around the world from Ibiza, Spain to Sun Valley, Idaho.
I love writing service oriented pieces, listicles, profiles and occasionally about myself. Some outlets I have written for include The Washington Post, REI, Colorado Parent, Boulder Magazine,,,, Running Times and Triathlete.
I am currently a contributing author to, and the author of The Best Utah Children’s Hikes. I am also the forthcoming author of The Best Cortez and Mesa Verde Hikes. I spent two years as editor of the now defunct Road Magazine and tri-magazine.
I am a member of SCBWI and present about hiking with kids, the book writing process, Mesa Verde and Ancestral Puebloans to schools, groups and library programs.
In addition to freelance writing, I am also a teacher. I live in Erie, CO with my husband AJ and daughter Emma.
In 2022, I will be focusing on my second guidebook, breaking into new outlets and the manuscripts for multiple picture books.
Adventure On,

Summit of Mt. Bierstadt- 14,065′

What People Say

Matilda said, “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.”

-Ronald Dahl


“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”

Jack Kerouac


“Be that girl who roots for the other girl, tells a stranger her hair looks amazing, and encourages other women to believe in themselves and their dreams.”


Let’s Adventure Together

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