Bio: I grew up in a tiny town deep in the redwoods of the north coast of California. Hiking, rafting, backpacking, skiing, tide pooling, puddle-jumping and the collecting of sticks and rocks was such a basic part of life. We were never not outdoors. And then life happened--leaving Humboldt County for college, kids, jobs, grown-up stuff. But the trails and trees never stopped calling. I just finally remembered how to answer back.