Originally from Minnesota, I began my work for the SCA in 2007 as a member of the Pacific Crest Trail Crew in California. It was on the PCT that I got my first taste of trail maintenance and conservation and I loved it from the start. Since then I've worked in a variety of places doing conservation work. A backcountry ranger internship in Kentucky and trail crews in Virginia, Lake Tahoe, New Mexico, and Southern Illinois. I graduated with a degree in Envrionmental Geology and a Music minor from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. In 2010 I traveled west again to do a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. After 5 months of hiking I had successfully walked from Mexico to Canada. My travels continue to this day and I'm very excited to work on the PCT again to help preserve the world's greatest hiking trail.