I grew up in a smaller town in the Kansas City area. I spent a lot of time outside growing up going fishing and camping with my parents, mostly my dad. I still really enjoy it. I got into running when I was in high school and was on the cross country team. I have been running ever since. I recently started hot yoga and LOVE it. I really just enjoy being outside and spend a lot of my free time down in Arkansas hiking at different places. My personal favorite is the yellow rock trail at Devils Den. During the summer you will either find me by a pool, on the lake, or on a trail. I worked for a summer camp (Camp War Eagle) and I enjoy mentoring younger kids and teenagers. I love traveling, the beach, road trips, being in new places and exploring them. I recently traveled to China and really enjoyed getting to experience a different culture. Again, I just enjoy being outside away from the world and technology and being still. I am excited to be a new member of the DE team and looking forward to improving my knowledge on gear and the outdoors!