I am a curiosity-seeking, adventure-loving, outdoor-rambling professional word wrangler.
My specialty is writing about wild spaces and the people who use, impact, and protect them. I often weave humor into my work, but also enjoy diving into serious research projects – I love watching a story evolve, grow, and eventually coalesce with a little bit of passion and elbow grease. The goal for everything I create is to lift voices and connect with others – to inform and inspire in equal measures.
Deserts and mountains are my favorite playgrounds, and I enjoy exploring human-powered travel in these places and beyond. Among other things, I’ve danced on top of Kilimanjaro, traipsed through New Zealand and Australia, booze-cruised to Mexico, kayaked with gators in South Carolina, and climbed some of Yosemite’s storied granite. I was fortunate to spend nearly two years exploring the Pacific Crest Trail, snapping photographs and recording impressions for my book Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California, released via Mountaineers Books in November 2017.
My recent bylines include Alpinist, Backpacker, Outside, Adventure Journal, Modern Hiker, REI Co-op Journal, Land+People, and Verticulture, among other fine outlets.