Andrea will point to Melrose, Minnesota as to where she began walking on a gravel path back before she can remember. On this path she developed her love for art, music, reading, nature photography, drawing, antiquing, and music. After growing up on a unique farm, Andrea set her sights on a road that is heavily traveled by attending and graduating from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She aspires to some day work with nonprofits and/or environmental education programs. Andrea will always be up for canoeing, hiking, running, and anything that she's never encountered before such as a new food or maybe sky diving (with a bit of convincing). Andrea's perfect day would be spent in a canoe with her dog Ryly and nephews. Also, if Andrea could have lunch with anyone from history she'd spend it with either Michaelangelo or Robert Frost.
Although she's never done trail work, her path has led her to conservation. Andrea is absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to travel and shape the west coast with her own two hands by working on the Pacific Crest Trail for 6 months.
Ever so far as her feet can take her, she anticipates this to be one of the most spectacular experiences of her life. The PCT appears to be where her path has led her thus far, and there's no telling where it will go.