I was born and raised in Western Washington with a passion for time spent outdoors. From a young age I started fishing with my dad and fell in love with the sport. Living in Western Washington, I am fortunate enough to have access to so many varied saltwater and freshwater sportfish and a number of different fishing techniques.

As a teen I worked for an outdoor sporting goods chain where I was immersed in all the things I love—hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, and shooting sports—with the residual benefit of inspiring confidence in other women looking to get involved in the same.

Married to an avid hunter and shooter, we make a great team as providers of food for our household. It is our goal one day to be able to exclusively eat meat that we have ethically and sustainably harvested ourselves. In order to reach that goal I am excited to be an “adult onset hunter”, as you like to say.

I currently work as an educator and technology support for a large health system in our area and hope to translate those skills to educating and inspiring my community to be good stewards of our public lands and resources. With my time spent in the outdoors being so formative to who I am today, I can’t imagine growing up without wild places. I will never stop working to ensure that future generations will always have public lands to explore and learn from.