Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, I developed a passion for the outdoors in the woods of the Midwest. I first visited the desert in high school. The vastness, diversity, and beauty of the southwestern landscapes fascinated my impressionable younger self. Ever since that first trip I have been heading to the southwest to explore.
I first came to Zion in 2010 with friends and instantly fell in love with the cliffs and canyons that line the valley, you could even call it love at first sight! When Zion Adventure offered me a job this spring, I happily pounced on the opportunity to surround myself and work with great people who have an insatiable apatite for teaching and exploring in our back yard, Zion national park!