I grew up in the small town of Cambria among the fog and the pines, rolling hills and the sea breeze along California’s central coast. Spending much of my youth outdoors I came to love the oak trees, tide pools, night skies and beaches fortunately at a very young age. Being the weather lover that I am and coming from the most mild weathered place you can live, I pursued the rain and traveled north for school up to the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Majoring in International Political Economy and minoring in English, I began to shape my understanding of how our world works and attained an informed world outlook that opened my eyes to the realities of living in our modern world. I began to realize that my pursuit of happiness would not lie behind an office job or moving up the corporate ladder but rather with our natural world. After graduating, I participated in a 50 day Outward Bound Northwest Wilderness Leadership course that encouraged me to continue and fervently pursue my relationship with natural beauty. In a search to serve and give back, I did two years of Americorps, one serving at a low income middle school in Tacoma and another serving the Tahoe Rim Trail Association in Incline Village, Nevada. I now find myself enthralled with the beauty, mystery and adventure that is Zion. I take great joy in enabling others to get out into the park whether it is through outfitting them with gear or shuttling them to a trailhead. For me now, Zion is that place where I can find peace of mind in our natural world while still feeling like I am serving others and giving back.