Here’s a guide to the ink you will find in my branches:

Non-Fiction / Travel Writing / Road Trips NPS Love / Nature Advocacy / Poetry  

An Unexpected Adventure

After my time as a Wilderness Instructor, my husband and I both landed jobs as National Park Rangers at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.  This our journey to the Black Hills to begin our season.  I hope to tell the full rangering story next! (2016)

(Note the extra scenic route from Wisconsin to South Dakota!)

Riding Life’s River – Wilderness Instructor in Training

There are a few posts about the beginning of my journey as a Wilderness Instructor with a Wilderness Therapy.  However, it took me years to get to a point where I was ready to write about this experience.  Now, I am writing book about it! (2014)

Westward Wanderlust

This blog was born after our first National Park Road trip in 2012.  We visited 19 parks in 21 days.  This is the most complete story currently available on this site.  Here are the “stats” to give a summary of what we did:  Westward Wanderlust 2012 – Trip Stats  (2012, Westward Wanderlust)


“To the 4 a.m. Light”

I’m thrilled to announce that my first collection of poetry “To the 4 a.m. Light” forthcoming from Finishing Line Press!

Poems from this collection were featured in short videos for National Poetry Month by Land O Lakes Area Artisans (LOLA) on their website and social media:

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You can also access links to the videos of me reading or read the poems yourself here.

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