Kathy was born and raised in Homer Glen, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. A midwesterner through and through she spent her childhood playing multiple sports, riding bikes around the neighborhood and on the lake.
She attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign to study Graphic Design & Art History. During her time in college, a trip to New Zealand inspired her to travel. Kathy discovered her love for the American west and our beautiful national parks on a 76 day 4500 mile bike ride across the country.

After University, she moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado to further pursue her outdoor interests where she still resides when she is not guiding or traveling. Kathy has guided trips and personally traveled to hundreds of destinations in over 38 states, 15 countries and on 4 continents. When she isn’t guiding you can find her chasing powder on a snowboard, moving in the mountains, feeling the rhythm of rivers, enjoying good conversations in the backcountry and losing cell phone reception.


What’s your favorite vacation destination? 

Anywhere with mountains, good people & good vibes!

What’s your favorite hike?

Lake Solitude Trail in Grand Teton National Park.

What’s your favorite bike ride? 

Climbing Berthoud Pass on a ride from Idaho Springs, CO to Granby, CO. It was a 60-mile ride with over 4000 feet of elevation gain. 

Favorite movie? 

180 Degrees South.

Favorite book? 

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.

Favorite song? 

Line of Sight by Odesza.

When did you first catch the travel bug? 

I caught the travel bug in 2015 after returning from a month-long trip around New Zealand. 

What are your hobbies? 

Cycling, hiking, snowboarding, making the perfect cup of coffee the list goes on and on.