Trip leader

A Rochester, NY, native, Em has called Bozeman, MT, home for the last several years, where she’s worked as a ski instructor. Em was a youth development professional for the Boys & Girls Club of America, where she developed educational programming for elementary and middle school students. She’s also worked as an instructor for the Glacier Institute’s Big Creek Outdoor Education Center in Montana, teaching lessons on environmental science. Em spent time at Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center in New York as an instructor, leading hiking, flatwater paddling, and climbing trips; she’s also been a counselor at Hidden Valley Camp in Maine; a paddling instructor at Syracuse University’s Outing Club; a research intern at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln; and a farming intern on San Juan Island, WA.

  • Education: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, bachelor’s degree in environmental health
  • Medical certification: Wilderness first responder, avalanche level 1
  • Favorite outdoor memory: Touching my first glacier in summer 2020 and pretending to have a beach day on top of it. I ate too many Swedish fish, got sunburned, ran on the way down, and saw my first pika!
  • Favorite outdoor achievement: Hiking the Long Trail in 2022! And earning my PSIA telemark level 1 teaching certification.
  • Favorite place you’ve traveled: I’m loving the North Cascades! So rocky, so peaky, so snowy, so wonderful :). And a big fan of the scrambles and lakes.
  • Favorite hobbies: I’ve been stoked on embroidery and telemark skiing this winter! And I’m making a swift return to a yoga practice and reading.
  • What are you most excited about for this summer? Romping around in the backcountry!
  • Previous Adventure Treks trips include Alaska Expedition, Yellowstone Teton Adventure