Born and raised in Chippewa Falls, WI as the youngest of four kids and would choose cheese over blue any day. I attended University of Minnesota Duluth where I acquired my Bachelors; majoring in Psychology, concentrated in Group Dynamics and Communication and with a minor in Outdoor Recreation Education while playing rugby for ﬁve years. It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the Great Lake Gitchie Gumee (Superior) and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness while leading trips for classes and working for the Superior National Forest. After graduating I ran a dog sledding camp on a 400 acre homestead with 60 dogs an hour from the Canadian border. I have two huskies, Burke and Bella, who run sleds for me here in Wisconsin. My experience with trail work began in 2010 on the Olympic National Forest where I took part in a six month crew with Trevor “McLeod Master” Knight as my mentor and PL. My work continues on the Paciﬁc Crest Trail late in the season after which I am embarking on a journey to West Virginia to work on the Heart of the Highlands trail system on a Leader Crew until the end of October and from there it is up in the air.