About Me

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I was raised in the proudly weird town of Portland, Oregon. Growing up in the river-filled lands of Pacific Northwest, I discovered my love of whitewater at a young age. I was fortunate enough to grow up going on rafting trips in the summer, which eventually led to my pursuit of whitewater kayaking and river guiding. 

I graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2019 with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Spanish. I am currently working at Winding Waters River Expeditions, based out of the small town of Joseph in Northeastern Oregon.

Growing up, I spent most of my summers at a camp near Joseph, located in the heart of the breathtaking Wallowa mountain range. With the mountains and rivers as my playground, I developed a deep appreciation for the outdoors which sparked my passion for wildlife biology. Now, I try to spend as much time in wild places as I can, meeting many wild people along the way.

At any given chance, you can find me in my kayak or nerding out over native flora. I love a good dance party and carefree folks to share them with. I enjoy exploring the terrain of the beautiful Pacific Northwest in any way possible, whether it be by foot or by boat. For the time being, I live out of my beloved Subaru Forester, with Portland, Oregon as my home base.