I am an avid hiker and backpacker living in Tucson, AZ who loves exploring this incredibly diverse state!
On May 31, 2014, I completed the Arizona Trail Trek, a thru-hike to promote the Arizona Trail, the Gateway Communities, and the new official guidebook. The AZT Trek raised $18,000 for the Arizona Trail Association.
In May 2009 I finished section hiking the 800-mile Arizona Trail to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition that I have had since 1997. I kept a website during my hike www.aztrail4fms.org and I really enjoyed sharing my journey. I have also done segments of the Grand Enchantment Trail that goes 700 miles from Phoenix to Albuquerque.
I hike to raise money for Wildlife Rehabilitation Northwest Tucson, where I have volunteered since 2009.
I am currently the Gateway Community Liaison for the Arizona Trail Association and spend my summers working as a guide for Arizona River Runners on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.
I am proud to be a Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador – paying attention to the weight of my backpack and what goes into it has made backpacking so much more enjoyable!!