Where did you grow up: Tulsa, OK & El Paso, Texas
Where do you live now: Portland, OR
What is your favorite movie: The Fifth Element
What is your favorite book: Children of Blood and Bond by Tomi Adeyemi, it’s my heritage and magic mixed together!
Do you remember the first place you went hiking and how old were you: As a child, I would easily wonder through forests alone, lose my barring and find my way home again. I have fond memories when visiting in northeastern Oklahoma.
What is your favorite outdoor recreation activity: Being. I like being in wild spaces, no matter how I get there, it is a place of restoration for me.
What is the best trip you've ever been on: Probably hiking Eagle Creek in the Columbia River Gorge for the umpteenth time.
Where is your favorite place to recreate: Eagle Creek…before the fire.
What is your absolute favorite piece of outdoor gear: My winter gloves that keep my hands warm or my watch that keeps my phone out of my hands.
Waterbottle or Hydration Bladders (Camelbacks): Water bottles are so easy!
Down or synthetics sleeping bags: There is not much down in the bargain basement.
If you were stranded on a deserted island - what three items would you want: Tools to make fires with ease; a net to keep bugs away and to catch fish; chocolate.
A place you dream of backpacking some day: Patagonia
What does it mean to you to recreate with other queer folks: Recreate means - to take part in activities that are mentally or physically refreshing. This doesn’t exist for me without queer folks.