My road in life took a while to figure out.
Went to Costa Rica for study abroad in undergrad.
Took a job doing graduate admissions and recruiting.
Went to grad school myself.
Worked for 6 years as an organizational development consultant and coach.
Completed my doctorate in education.
Started Muddy Shoe Adventures.
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Chief Adventure Officer

Help people use travel experiences to transform their life.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

Everything from talking to partner organizations around the world (Ex: Norway, Italy, Thailand, etc.) about upcoming trips and designing new trip itineraries to working with clients as they prepare to head out on their own life-changing adventure.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Follow your bliss ... Find where it is and don't be afraid to follow it. I knew I wanted to combine coaching / counseling with travel when I was 18 ... It took me over 15 years to finally commit to doing it! Use me as an example of what NOT to do: Figure out what you want to do and dedicate ALL of your energies towards that!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should be an engineer or an architect or a baseball player or a (fill in the blank)...anything OTHER than what it was that I wanted to be!"

Challenges I Overcame