I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. I was very active in sports in high school. My passion for hiking began in the 5th grade when I started to go on Tuesday hikes with my mom’s hiking group in the summers. In college, I had foot surgery on my foot and did not want to gain a bunch of weight during recovery.
My good friend would come over once a week and we would meal prep. I was going to culinary school at the time and wanted to open up a wedding cakery. However I started to realize that I would feel so much more fulfilled if I made a living off of helping people stay fit and lead an active lifestyle.