Before Amber could walk, she explored the mountains and ancient settlements of North, Central, and South America on her father’s back — an archaeologist and outdoorsman. As a teenager, she made home in Turkey and Tajikistan. Amber has climbed rock and glacial routes throughout the Western United States before falling in love with Washington. Amber studied Geography and wrote her thesis on what she calls ‘Feminist Outdoor Leadership:’ a guide to facilitation strategies for inclusion and participant empowerment in outdoor adventure. She is dedicated to community building, open communication, and interactive learning and looks forward to playing outside with you! Amber is an AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide, Apprentice Rock Guide, and a Single Pitch Instructor. She is also a Wilderness First Responder and has completed AIARE Level 1.