guide | educator | naturalist | writer
My mission is to foster reconnection through positive experiences in nature.
I love to share with others the wholeness I find in woods and waters.
I believe that through an appreciation of
the wild spaces around and within us, we become the best versions of ourselves and make the world a better place for all.
I lead outdoor workshops combining art and adventure with ecology and mindfulness.
Writing + Art
I write about recreation, travel, and the environment, striving to learn everything I can about the intersections of ecology, education, and social justice.
I also enjoy photography, creating nature-inspired poetry and prose, and making landscape and botanical art.
I grew up in rural Virginia exploring marshes and climbing trees, usually with my "field notebook" in hand. I could often reach friends' houses faster by boat than by car. I then attended college in the Blue Ridge Mountains and later settled in the Fall Zone. These experiences instilled in me a deep appreciation for the natural world, especially our rivers.
I've also been fortunate enough to travel widely, and repeatedly, I've seen how a connection to the earth improves health, strengthens communities, and unites humanity.