KEYNOTE SPEAKER, ADVENTURER, STORYTELLER, SPONSORED ATHLETE.

Beyond being “disabled,” I've been described as addicted to high altitudes, obsessed with open vistas, and a little too excited about heart-pounding suffer-fests that challenge my mental and physical boundaries. I'm sponsored by Backcountry, Therm-a-Rest, and GU Energy Labs. On the (rare) occasion that I'm not running with the Portland Roses, I can be found encouraging others to overcome their odds, find their voice, and unlock their own inner strength.

I've spoken at venues such as The Moth: Grand Slam, AndShe’sDopeToo, the Superwoman Conference, and PechaKucha. My story has been featured in Shape Magazine, Daily Burn, The Outbound Collective and the blogs of Therm-a-Rest and Backcountry

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