|Occupation||Field Guide, Hotel industry consultant, group facilitator|
|Location||Silverton, Oregon, USA|
|Introduction||I am a native of New Hampshire. Growing up in a small town, I was always drawn to the outdoors. I started hiking and camping in the White Mountains in high school. A life long love affair with the backcountry has taken me to the Sierra Nevada, the Shenandoah, the Pacific Northwest, and two successful climbs of Mt Kilimanjaro. I have participated in Outward Bound, multiple rock climbing and mountaineering schools, along with Wilderness First Aid training. I am a Leave No Trace Master Educator and regularly speak to groups about minimizing their impact in the outdoorsI have a degree in Hotel Administration and worked in the industry after college. As the PC era developed, I chose to make a career in the technology industry with companies IBM, AT&T, and other mid-size and small startup organizations. After my family grew up, I decided to focus on working with people in a more personal way. I became a team building facilitator and ultimately managed an experiential education facility. As a facilitator and program manager, I helped community and corporate groups to improve communications, build self efficacy, and develop leadership skills.
In 2010, Peter Baxter and I managed the opening of a luxury, tented safari camp near Serengeti National Park. While managing the logistics of opening a facility in a remote area, we consistently delivered first class wildlife safaris. My knowledge of the outdoors, extensive travel and lodging background, and passion for helping others achieve their dreams thru adventure travel combine to make your trip a memorable experience.
|Interests||Wilderness Conservation, Mountaineering, biking, and literature|
|Favorite Movies||Star Wars (original of course!), Wizard of Oz, most Westerns|
|Favorite Music||Classic Rock and country|
|Favorite Books||The Alchemist, Collapse, and the one I am reading at the time|