I’m a Wisconsin native and former camp kid, so I love any activity that gets me outside in Wisconsin’s natural beauty. I always hoped I could work out in nature, sharing my passion with others. My full-time work keeps me inside in front of a computer. I appreciate every day I get to spend outside guiding or climbing at Devil’s Lake.
I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and spent every summer—sometimes multiple sessions—at Camp Minikani and Manitowish. Before I figured out what I wanted to do with my life, I decided to study what I enjoyed learning about, so I majored in Spanish and Conservation and Environmental Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During an internship doing a combination of legal research and prairie restoration, I decided I wanted to be an environmental lawyer. (I know, I know; so do a lot of people. Read on.)
I got my law degree in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin Law School. I clerked for two years for Justice N. Patrick Crooks on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and I’ve been a Staff Attorney for Midwest Environmental Advocates—a nonprofit environmental law firm—for the past four years. (Surprised?) I got into climbing during law school at the urging of friends, and it’s now one of my favorite outdoor activities. Other fun facts: I teach snowboarding in the winter; I generally have between 1 and 4 dogs; and I don’t like free time.