A Seattle native, Gretchen started her career in the expedition travel industry in 2001. She has amassed over 15 years’ experience in operations and sales for both international and domestic trips and has traveled to six of the seven continents — Australia awaits! In 2012 Gretchen and her husband completed a two-month long road trip backpacking and mountain biking throughout the great American West. Soon thereafter she obtained certifications in yoga, personal training, and cycling. An avid snowboarder, backpacker, and road/mountain biker, she loves exploring the PNW mountains. Her newest interest is splitboarding and she’s excited to start exploring the backcountry. Gretchen spends her spare time traveling as much as possible.