I am a climber, skier and mother.

I have worked as a freelance writer; as managing editor of Mountain Outlaw magazine and Explore Big Sky newspaper; as the media and outreach manager with the nonprofit Adventure Scientists; and as a professional rescuer with Moonlight Basin Ski Patrol and Yosemite Search and Rescue. Giving back is important to me, and I serve as a board member of the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center and the Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund. 

My badges of honor include five ascents of both El Capitan and the Grand Teton, six knee surgeries, and a degree in English and Creative Writing from Colorado College. I live in Bozeman, Montana, with my husband and daughter.


Western Publishing Association - Maggie Awards
Finalist, Best Profile (A Compass for Life, 2013)
Finalist, Best Semi-Annuals (Mountain Outlaw, 2011)

Montana Newspaper Association - Better Newspaper Contest
3rd place, Mark Henckel Outdoor Writing Award (Torrent from Above—Onion Basin Avalanche, 2015)
Finalist, Best Niche Publication (Mountain Outlaw, 2013)
2nd place, Best Niche Publication (Mountain Outlaw, 2012)
1st place, Best Government Issues Reporting (Turf War, 2011)
1st place, Best Resource Reporting (Effluent Snowmaking Pilot Project on Track, 2011)
3rd place, Best Short Features Story (Coffee Club, A Grasshopper Valley Tradition, 2011)

American Alpine Club
Lyman-Spitzer Cutting Edge Award (2010)
Copp-Dash Inspire Award (2010)
McNeill-Nott Award (2008)