I was born in Santa Cruz, a small surf town to the south of San Francisco. I lived in California until the age of 10 and then my family relocated to the Pacific Northwest.
Despite growing up camping around Washington, my first backpacking trip wasn’t until I was in my first year of college. My passions when I was younger were in music and storytelling. I spent every summer at a YMCA Summer Camp on the Puget Sound, teaching guitar to kids and helping them gain confidence in the outdoors.
I graduated from 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 in Joshua Tree National Park, and going on my first solo trip to Grand Tetons National Park. It also sparked an eagerness for the outdoors, producing a new life goal of mine- to travel to all the National Parks in America.
Since moving back to California, my love for backpacking and photography have swelled. I find immense joy in travelling to remote alpine lakes, peaks, and meadows and capturing their purest beauty.
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!