About Me

About Me


A Few Words About Me

I have always been a bit addicted to adventure. I’ve been to Timbuktu (and several of my friends would probably make fun of me for pointing that out). My amazing husband and I spent a year in Greece selling jewelry to tourists on Santorini Island, among other adventures there. I’ve gone on a housebuilding trip in Peru while pumping (and dumping) for a six month old. My husband and I have taken 3 multi-month (and life changing) climbing road trips. We’ve traveled across the states probably a dozen times by car. I once kissed a giraffe in Kenya. We got married in Yosemite in the snow.

And nowadays we have our adventures with two kids in tow! They’ve traveled with us to Greece twice, across the states many times, and followed us to the crag more often than they’d like to. Most recently, we lived on the road with them for 2 years as nomads, working and schooling remotely while visiting our favorite climbing destinations. I’ve been climbing for 21 years - I first got hooked back in 2002 at the Portland Rock Gym in Portland Oregon, and have really never looked back.

I currently work at Mercy Corps, where I started as a volunteer and have worked in various positions since 2013 (LinkedIn). I feel passionately about using my privilege and ability to try to make a difference somehow, somewhere for others. Portland, Oregon is my original home, but I’m now located in a small town in western Colorado called New Castle.

I started this site to have a place to put all the things and thoughts. If you’re here visiting, I hope you find something that resonates with you or entertains you!

Climbing Resume


13b Sport Redpoint (September 2021, Rifle, Vision Thing)

12c Sport Flash (October 2020, Sunset Alley (UT), Shell Shocked)

V9 Boulder Redpoint (Feb 2022, Hueco Tanks, Frogger and Paleozoic)

You can find a full list of snarky comments and inside climbing jokes on my 8a profile.



"Let us develop respect for all living things. Let us try to replace violence and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love."

- Jane Goodall