Growing up in NH gave me opportunities to follow my family up mountains, stay in huts, and run around in my own personal wilderness. I hated the act of hiking, yet my favorite thing was still being above treeline and the feeling I got when ascending into the krumholz. It wasn’t until college that I discovered all the joy that had been present in the act of walking all along. I developed a sense of pace, confidence, and competence in the outdoors that led to endless opportunity. I have been teaching urban high school math for the past four years, and I am embracing this break to return to a slower daily rhythm.
Born in California, raised in Arctic Norway, stuck in the hot-and-humid Mid-Atlantic for too long, it’s time to get out and into the mountains! My parents, and particularly my mother instilled a love and appreciation for the outdoors. Time in the north of Norway kindled my love for mountains, and snow, and taught my feet to dance on rock, ice, and snow. I live by the motto: Coffee first, then beer.