Kathleen grew up in Virginia but ventured out to Colorado after college and began guiding backpacking trips in 2006 at Young Life’s Wilderness Ranch. She guided for 3 summers with Wilderness and she also guided around the world for five years with Nexus International. She volunteered as a Young Life leader for six years, and coached soccer for four years. Kathleen currently resides in Fort Collins, CO, has worked the past 3 years as a family advocate with the Head Start program, and is pursuing her master’s degree in School Counseling at Colorado State University. She holds a Wilderness First Responder certificate and serves as a guest guide with WayForward Adventures.