Hali is originally from Austin, TX, though she has most recently studied abroad in Melbourne, Australia, through Whitman College. There, she works as a rock climbing gym manager and instructor, where she teaches both kids and adults how to climb. She also worked as a climbing coach in Austin, working with kids ages 5 to 12. At Whitman, Hali also works for Outdoor Programs as a trip leader, including taking students on multi-day climbing, backpacking, and mountain biking trips. She was a counselor for Camp Indigo and took a NOLS semester course in in the southwest focusing on backpacking, climbing, and whitewater canoeing.

  • Education: Whitman College, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology
  • Certifications: Wilderness first responder, AMGA climbing wall instructor
  • Favorite outdoor memory: Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia
  • Favorite outdoor achievement: Summiting Mt. St. Helens with Adventure Treks students last summer!
  • Favorite place you’ve traveled: I recently had the most incredible trip to Thailand! It was filled with so much culture and beauty. I can’t wait to go back!
  • Favorite hobbies: Rock climbing, surfing, backpacking, skiing, photography, and spontaneous dance parties! Passionate about accessibility in the outdoors and mental health awareness!
  • What are you most excited for this summer? Dance parties, trail games, and being in the wild!
  • Previous Adventure Treks trips include Pacific Northwest Adventure, Ultimate Northwest