Where did you grow up: Bucksport, Maine
Where do you live now: Portland ,Oregon
What is your favorite movie: Lord of the Rings Trilogy
What is your favorite book: Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
Do you remember the first place you went hiking and how old were you: As a young kid in Acadia National Park
What is your favorite outdoor recreation activity: Backpacking (and my fav part of backpacking is time at camp!)
What is the best trip you've ever been on: A toss up between a 10-day canoe trip on the Allagash River in Maine or thru-hiking the Long Trail in Vermont.
Where is your favorite place to recreate: Baxter State Park in Maine
What is your absolute favorite piece of outdoor gear: My backpacking hammock!
Waterbottle or Hydration Bladders (Camelbacks): Die hard waterbottle user.
Down or synthetics sleeping bags: I used to be only down, but I’ve changed my tune in recent years!
If you were stranded on a deserted island - what three items would you want: Hammock with a bug net, a water filler that would never clog, and a banjo.
A place you dream of backpacking some day: I need to get to the Wallow Range in Eastern Oregon!
What does it mean to you to recreate with other queer folks: It means everything to me. I feel safe and whole when I’m with people that really see me, and that gender is out the door and literally doesn’t matter. Community where I get to really be myself, let my shoulders drop, and relax into connection.