Nancy grew up in the mountains of Idaho, Montana and Washington. She began climbing, backcountry skiing and working as a field ecologist in the early 1990’s. Nancy moved from the Cascades to Jackson Hole in 2000 and fell in love with the mountains, whitebark pine trees and the local community. Nancy keeps quite busy working as a full time guide in the Tetons, an ecologist caring for whitebark pine in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, an professional avalanche instructor for both AIARE and JHMG, and an EMT and Wilderness First Responder. Nancy also guides for International Alpine Guides in the Eastern Sierra Range in California, where she loves to spend the spring climbing and skiing in the alpine with her partner Colin and living in their van. Gratefully so, Nancy spends nearly every single day in the mountains. She has a passion for sharing the experience of the blissful freedom, happiness and empowerment that comes with knowing how to safely and respectfully travel through and play in the mountains.