I grew up in Colorado, less than a mile from the South Fork of the Platte River in Denver, and have spent the last three years guiding across Idaho. I first fell in love with rafting after my first multi-day rafting trip five years ago on the Colorado through Cataract Canyon. I have spent six of the last seven winters in Squamish, BC, where I attended Quest University, studying water policy and conservation in the Western US. This winter, I took a hiatus from the rain to explore the Southwest as a gap instructor for ARCC. Additionally, I spend time advocating for the restoration of wild salmon in the Snake River Basin. I am working on a project called Salmon Stories and volunteer for the Grand Salmon- an all-female source to sea expedition on the Salmon river. I am lucky to be outside and teaching in the sun most days right now, even before the river season. This is only temporary, however, as I am planning on attending Lewis and Clark Law School in the fall to focus on environmental law.