Hometown: San Francisco
Superpower: Feeding my friends!
Favorite Trail Mavens Lesson to Teach:
Leave No Trace.
How'd you develop your prowess as an outdoorswoman?
In college, I took a 9-week outdoor field course and started participating in the student-led outdoor trips through the Recreation Department. I was immediately hooked and haven't stopped yet!
How do you spend your time when you're not leading Trail Mavens adventures?
I work for various outdoor programs in the Bay Area, and I also love to cook, bike, do yoga, and find events and happenings all over town. What's different about leading Trail Mavens trips (as opposed to guiding you've done in the past)?
The all-ladies aspect of Trail Mavens trips brings a distinct and wonderful quality to these trips!
What piece of (unexpected) gear do you bring whenever you go outdoors? Why?
I love my Nalgene splash-guard that fits inside my water bottle and makes it easy to drink out of a wide-mouth bottle while hiking or driving.
Top three places you like to play outdoors:
Yosemite, the Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii.
What piece of advice do you have for women before going on their first Trail Mavens trip?
Get ready to play and to learn. Come in with an attitude of open curiosity, and you'll have a blast! What should ladies who are on Trail Mavens trips with you be sure to ask you about?
Ask me what book I'm reading-- I'm always in the middle of a novel and love to talk about literature.