Liz grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and spent many weekends as a kid camping all over Appalachia with her family. Summer days biking around the park and spending all her waking hours outdoors primed her for a life in the wild. She graduated from Centre College in 2014 with a degree in International Studies and minors in French and Studio Art. She’s lived in France, California, Maine, and Australia, and most recently spent several years living and working in Alaska, where she ran a hostel, owned and operated a food truck, and spent all her spare time in the mountains. Nowadays you can find her backpacking, surfing, cross-country skiing, or doing anything that gets her outside!


Favorite hike?  

My favorite day hike is Mt Katahdin in Maine, and my favorite multi-day hike is Resurrection Pass in Alaska. 

Favorite bike ride?

My most memorable bike ride was in Switzerland, winding through mountain roads and stopping in different villages. 

Favorite movie?

The Producers.

Favorite book?

The best books I’ve read lately were Who Do you Think You Are? by Alice Munro and Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.

Favorite song? 

It’s too hard to pick a single favorite, but I think I could probably listen to Joni Mitchell’s album Blue every day for the rest of my life. 

When did you first catch the travel bug?

In college, I studied abroad in Belize and France, where I met lovely people and learned a lot about myself and the world. What are your hobbies? Reading, gardening, painting, cooking and baking, surfing, swimming, paddleboarding, nordic skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and foraging.