1985 Born on June 6th in Burlington, Vermont

1995 This year marks the beginning of our annual family school-break vacations to places like Belize, Switzerland, Banff, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. Each year in February we would go someplace new and exotic. 

2002 Did a 6-month study abroad in New Zealand during the first half of my senior year of high school

2004 Went to China for three weeks with several college classmates to study Traditional Chinese Medicine

 

2006 Spent a year in Kenya and Tanzania studying Wildlife Conversation through St. Lawrence University (my alma mater) and The School for Field Studies

2007 After graduating from college, I spent a month traveling around Northern Thailand and Laos before buying a one-way ticket to Maui where I spent three months exploring the island by bike and tossing pizzas at the Flatbread Company in Paia (a bachelor's degree gone to fantastic use :) 

2008 Landed a job with Lindblad Expeditions as steward onboard the National Geographic Sea Lion down in Baja, Mexico. Worked my way up to Senior Steward and traveled with the ship up to Alaska for the summer season


Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving
— Albert Einstein

2009 Took a brief hiatus from the boat and went to Vancouver, BC to study massage therapy for 6 months. Got rehired by Lindblad as a Wellness Specialist and spent the next 5 years working winters in Costa Rica and Panama or Baja, Mexico, summers in Alaska, and fall along the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon

2010 Spent a month in Thailand at a yoga teacher training on Koh Samui. Then traveled for a three weeks down through southern Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia before rejoining the boat in Panama City

2011 This was a jet-setting year. In between working on the boat, I flew to Russia to do a 10-day cruise through the Baltic Sea and spent a month in Ecuador biking from town to town, cruising through the Galapagos Islands, and relaxing in Vilcabamba before returning to work in Panama

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Gave up boat life and moved across country to Seattle, WA to start and finish a Masters in Nutrition program at Bastyr University. Over the next few I years explored much of the Olympic Peninsula and some of the Northern Cascades

2015 - Visited Oaxaca, Mexico for three weeks. The highlight was trekking from small village to small village in Los Pueblos Mancomunados

2016 - Toured around northern Spain and Southern France for three weeks, starting and ending in Barcelona