Why I Quit My Dream Job

As I place my Stetson hat back on my cubby hook for the very last time, I ponder two things: How did I get to this point; when did this become an imaginable option? If the paid stewards of our protected areas feel at a loss, what is left to do? Going into my 5th…

Where The Mountain Beavers Roam

Ah, the Lillooet river – So majestic and serene. If you’ve ever been to Pemberton BC, you can’t help but notice the powerful, green river that flows through the valley. It captures your attention immediately and all you can think about is being surrounded by its natural beauty. Recently my partner, Pearce and I, were…

A Tantalizing Engagement

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been in love with the mountains. I’ve loved the way they make me feel so “human” when I’m playing in them. They remind me of my strengths and weaknesses. They lift up my spirit and I desire them deeply when away. They have challenged, encouraged and built…

Mind of an Athlete, Life of an Amateur

If you’ve ever spent time in a mountain town (like Squamish) you will inevitably feel the energy that radiates through the community. You’ll have a pro climber pass you, soloing the multi-pitch you’re on. Or you’ll meet a friend for afternoon coffee and they will confess they just finished a 50 km run – it’s…

Staying Cool in the Cold Stuff

We seem to be quite lucky on the South Coast of BC. The temperatures rarely drop to anything extreme. Except for that one week in January…when the Polar Vortex makes it’s way through our coastal towns and into every layer of clothing. This past weekend I was up at a backcountry lodge, where the lows…

Instagram Truths

“Hey, I follow you on Instagram! But I don’t like you…” Social media is definitely a tricky world to navigate; especially when stepping into the complicated world of Instagram. It’s basically broken down into: strangers, looking at photos of strangers, wishing for likes and comments from strangers. And inevitably, most of those strangers end up…

A Stay Along the Shoreline

My partner and I recently visited Tofino for our annual, stormy January visit. Vancouver Island is a magical place to disconnect from busy lifestyles. The long, sandy beaches, the whomping wind that chatters the walls and the simplicity of island life – always brings us back for more.  One staple of Tofino, is finding great…

Meatme – Time to Get Ethical

Ever wondered where your meat comes from when you grab a pack of chicken thighs from the grocery store? How about when it hits your dinner plate? Is thinking realistically about your food and the conditions in which it was fed, raised and eventually served on your dinner plate a part of your life? It…

Arc’teryx Ambassador: Gear Review

As some of you may know, I have recently become an ambassador for the Arc’teryx Vancouver store! Arc’teryx is a company I have been itching to work with for years – their product is always my go-to for any outdoor activity. Being able to work closely with them is a really exciting opportunity for me…

Getting Here

It’s no secret that I’ve been pushing the fitness envelope pretty hard in the last year.  Between hours spent in the gym with new routines, training programs and diet changes, I’ve been yielding some pretty exciting results! And to my surprise, people have been psyched for me! Not only have they been enthusiastic with my…

A Different Kind Of Beautiful

I’ve heard “On-terrible” more than once in my lifetime. It’s a pretty common phrase among people my age born or now living in British Columbia. I’ve always heard it accompanied by “so boring”, “bland” or “not worth it”, when referring to the province of Ontario. I had never visited the other side of Canada. I…

A Little Bit of Now

It’s been nearly 7 years since I moved from the interior of BC to the South coast. As we all know, a lot can happen in that amount of time. Not only have I gone through a massive change on the outside, I feel completely different on the inside. Everything from relationships, diet, living situations…