Born near the sea, raised in evergreen trees.
I was born in Santa Cruz, a small surf town south of the city lights of San Francisco and the expanding industries of Silicon Valley. I lived in California until the age of 10, when my family relocated to the Pacific Northwest.
My passion for the outdoors came rather late, and my first backpacking trip wasn’t until I was in my first year of college. I had spent every summer since being in the Washington at summer camp, and grew in my creativity, love for telling stories, and meeting compelling people.
I graduated the University of Washington in 2016, and moved back to California to pursue a career in outdoor education and youth development. In addition to my role as an educator, I was a surf instructor, teen adventure director, and mentor. It allowed me to travel around California, pursuing new adventures like climbing my first outdoor route in Joshua Tree National Park, and going on my first solo trip to Grand Tetons National Park. Its sparked a growing eagerness for the outdoors, producing a new life goal of mine- to travel to all the National Parks in America.
During 2020, the outdoor recreation industry was hit hard and I lost my job. I wanted to pursue something more creative and in-line with my life goals of pursuing photography full time. I restarted my blog, really focused on my photography craft, and spent the weekends in the outdoors whenever possible. Eventually, after 7 months of applying to over 250 jobs, I found a creative role as a media marketer.
I currently reside in Santa Cruz, California. I write about my adventures, and love creating things that spark joy when I’m outside. You may find me surfing the waves of Santa Cruz, driving the roads of Highway 1 during golden hour, or searching for hipster coffee shops to sit, sip, and plan my next trip.
Thank you for stopping by my blog- I hope that you find it useful in planning your next exploration and that it inspires you to go somewhere!