I am an avid hiker and backpacker living in Tucson, AZ who loves exploring this incredibly diverse state!
I have hiked over 5,000 miles including twice across the length of Arizona, and am Grand Canyon obsessed.
On May 31, 2014, I completed the Arizona Trail Trek, a thru-hike to promote the Arizona Trail, the Gateway Communities and the 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 am an Arizona Trail expert and was the Gateway Community Liaison for the Arizona Trail Association for five years from 2011-2016. In the past I have spent my summers working as a guide for Arizona River Runners on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.
My current project is section-hiking the length of the Grand Canyon from Lee’s Ferry to Pearce Ferry, which will amount to over 700 miles when completed.
I am the founder of Trails Inspire, a consulting company that develops and promotes trails and connects communities.