Mountain Yoga

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. After spending weeks of immersive learning in the mountains of western Montana, we paid homage to its inhabitants through a little something known as Mountain Yoga. Our studio was the St. Mary Campground in Glacier National Park, our mats were lodged posts, and our instructor… Continue reading Mountain Yoga

Travel Blog

Traveler Profile: “Bali chose me”

Natalie is an old roommate and friend of mine who embodies the adventurous spirit and drive of our generation. She's an inspiration to other young women who long to travel and renew their understanding of themselves from the inside out. She boldly left her small hometown in Missouri to work as a teacher in South… Continue reading Traveler Profile: “Bali chose me”

Ecology, Travel Blog

Grinnell Glacier Trail, Glacier National Park (7/18/18)

Climate change was the final theme of my Field Ecology course. I've heard about glaciers melting nearly my whole life, but like so many other concepts in ecology, this was just an abstract idea to me until I witnessed it firsthand. What is a Glacier? How does one differentiate between glaciers and all of the other… Continue reading Grinnell Glacier Trail, Glacier National Park (7/18/18)


Summer Camp for Ecologists

I think I've died and gone to Summer Camp. This summer I've been given the privilege to spend two months taking field ecology courses at the Flathead Lake Biological Station through the University of Montana. Although I have learned and experienced many invaluable applications of restoration ecology through my work over the past five years,… Continue reading Summer Camp for Ecologists

Personal Finance

The 50/20/30 Rule and How to Do Better (Part 1: Tracking)

In one of my earlier posts, I discussed the 50/20/30 Rule and why we must do better. I will continue to build on that post by expanding on the steps to do this. I'm a restoration ecologist. I live in my truck. Why would any of my financial advice be relevant? My financial cred is… Continue reading The 50/20/30 Rule and How to Do Better (Part 1: Tracking)

Ecology, Travel Blog

Lava Beds National Monument

5/4/18 - 5/6/18 After spending a ton of time in the office due to a very slow start in the season's work, I was definitely ready to get out of town for the weekend. Friday afternoon Josh and I drove down to Lava Beds National Monument in Tulelake, CA. Instead of the smooth, black, melted… Continue reading Lava Beds National Monument