I have been in Arizona since I was 3 years old, so 100 degree days or higher do not keep me from getting outside. I was lucky enough to have a dad that grew up in the mountains and taught me that getting outdoors can be some of the greatest experiences. I started skiing when I was 6, started camping and hiking around then as well. I also made it to the summit of Mt. Whitney with him and my twin brother in 8th grade. That was what started the obsession.
I have always been into adventure sports and pushing myself. I’m not the best at anything, but I won’t be the last picked in any sport…except golf. Skiing, snowboarding, running, biking, swimming, rock climbing, gymnastics, weightlifting, obstacle racing, hiking, camping, beer mile, triathlons, and polar bear ice jumps.
I have a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Sociology, Associates in Law Enforcement Technology, Associates in Fire Fighter Operations, and currently work as an ER tech at a trauma hospital and starting nursing school this summer. Pretty crazy work experiences in all fields have let me know that it is pretty much impossible to rattle me with anything, except babies being born. I have to step out of the room. Ha ha. Lots of money spent on papers and not enough on adventure 🙁
I have always tried to spread my love of the outdoors to people who have not had the chance to experience it. I think OAQ is a good tool that I can use to help encourage people to get outside and explore their state when they would not have had the motivation before. I’m excited to spread the word about OAQ and watch people start their obsession with exploration, adventure, and pushing their limits.