“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” I grew up attending camps on the east coast in Massachusetts. When I was 16 I had a life-changing experience rafting the deep canyons of the west and I was inspired to discover the world outside my front door. At 18 I moved to the western United States and I graduated from Colorado State University achieving a degree in Wildlife Biology with minors in Fisheries and Rangeland Ecology, which led to my passion for teaching in an outdoor environment through recreation and stewardship. I lived in Western United States for 5 years until seeking experience internationally working and living in Australia for 3 years. I have been an active outdoor professional for the last 16 years. I began guiding rafting trips on the Arkansas River, which led to more intense wilderness-based expeditions with Outward Bound, Collegiate Universities, developing students in a traditional school setting through adventure-education and Commercial Guiding Outfitters throughout the United States. I have worked and traveled throughout the world to broaden my knowledge and experience to construct high quality adventure-based programs for groups of all ages. I am a new resident to the Northwoods and I own two active dogs. I have been a Volunteer Ski Patroller and a CPR Instructor. I also teach wilderness medicine because I believe in the positive impact that it can have on a person’s life by empowering people to respond in both front and back country settings. I am incredibly excited to be working within the Manito-wish community as the new Operations Director. It will be an amazing opportunity to work with campers, participants, and their families to help support and accomplish the mission of Camp Manito-wish.