I am a poet, photographer, traveler, music lover, nature enthusiast, and National Parks advocate. I received my MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine, Stonecoast in 2009. Currently I am writing the story of my husband’s and my life adventure becoming Interpretive Rangers at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Prior to becoming a Park Ranger, I was the Lifestyle Editor at the Vilas County News-Review. Before that, I spent almost two years as a Wilderness Field Instructor with a wilderness immersion therapy and education program in Northern Wisconsin. I am also a certified Wilderness First Responder.
Before I went to work in the woods, I taught Expository Composition and Persuasive Writing at a small liberal arts college. Prior to that, I served as a Wisconsin AmeriCorps Youth Advocate and Outreach Worker at a runaway and homeless prevention program encouraging the social development and expression of at-risk youth through art, writing, and hands-on outreach experiences.
Ink in the branches is part portfolio, part blog, and part work of art. I love the idea of this space being a sort of living document, always changing, growing, and evolving. Really, this is held together by that which feeds my spirit – words, images, travel, nature, and good music. So grab a seat and join the journey. As Hunter S. Thompson so eloquently directed, “Buy the ticket…take the ride”.
All text, art, and photos are copyright Adrienne S. Wallner / Adrienne S. Jaeger / Adrienne Jaeger unless otherwise noted.
DISCLAIMER: While the above author strives to convey accurate information in her writing and on this website, no information, statements, opinions, or claims are endorsed by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, AmeriCorps, or any other company, entity, business, or group referenced on this website.