About Me

I’ve worked for 25+ years in responsible adventure travel and I’ve been blessed to have explored 87 countries on all 7 continents. I spent 10 years creating tours for REI Adventures. I’ve been a speaker at many tourism conferences. I founded Meaningful Trip tour company so travelers can make a difference and give back while traveling.

Beyond travel, I am passionate about Peace, Equity and Social Justice. At home in Seattle I work and volunteer with refugees, inner-city children and homeless. I continue to learn more about healing trauma through connection with nature and outdoor recreation. At play, I love hiking, bicycling, snowshoeing and, my absolute favorite thing to do is to kayak… with orca whales nearby!