IMG_6461I write and teach from nearly 9,000 feet above sea level in Crested Butte, Colorado. I came here in 2010 by way of packing everything I could fit into my Mazda Protoge5 (it wasn’t much) and driving west from Minneapolis. I wanted to learn what it’s like to live in a land governed by snow and thin air. Now, I’m a mountain biker, climber, and skier–and I believe that reinvention is always possible.

My work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Dirt Rag Magazine,  Mountain Gazette, and Green Woman Magazine among other publications. I have been a correspondent for the Forbes Travel Guide, and an associate editor at The Crested Butte News, where my articles were recognized by the Colorado Press Association in 2012 and 2013 in the categories of best sports column, best environmental writing, and best series. My essay “Don’t Look Down” won the 2011 FundsforWriters contest.

Most recently, I founded WritingStrides to help writers find freedom in their writing process and bring their stories to life. Learn more about how I can help you at WritingStrides.com. I’m a regular contributor to Wilderness News and Canoeing.com.