Danielle is a graduate of Western Washington University, where she majored in Therapeutic Recreation. She believes the wilderness breaks down walls and allows people to connect in a way that is not possible elsewhere. Danielle grew up going to camp each summer, and wilderness has had a very important place in her life ever since. She can’t think of a better job than one that combines wilderness, challenge, and connecting with people.
Danielle values connecting and sharing her experience with students and her co-guides. She loves that she has a job where she is constantly pushed to learn and grow herself, and feels she has grown immensely from guiding. She likes figuring out logistics, which she sees as a puzzle. Because plans in the field are constantly changing, she gets to revisit the puzzle often.
Danielle spends most of her off time outdoors. She loves rock climbing, mountain biking, and skiing. She has lived in 8 different states and 1 foreign country.