Allie started her career as an outdoor educator at age sixteen, as a summer camp counselor in beautiful western Washington. After graduating from the University of Montana, she took a NOLS course and sea kayaked and sailed around Vancouver Island, BC. Allie has worked as a trail crew leader, a tall ship restorer, wilderness therapy field staff, and a professional backpacking guide. A two-time NOLS intern, in Patagonia and the Southwest, Allie now leads backpacking expeditions and teaches Wilderness First Aid. Currently, she is pursuing her Master's degree at SUNY Cortland in Recreation Management. Her travels include crossing the Superstition Mountains on a solo backpacking trip during monsoon season and hitchhiking the length of the Baja Peninsula, from Cabo to San Diego.