LOCATION: Bellevue, WA
Hey, I'm Stephanie. My passion for the outdoors all started when I decided to move to Seattle. I grew up in Arizona, but it wasn't until I moved to the Pacific Northwest where my soul could really breathe. I traded saguaros for evergreens, and it was the best decision I ever made. I went for a hike with a friend at a time that I was going through a rough patch, and what was supposed to be a one-off stroll through the woods ended up sparking a passion that transformed my life. In just one year I went from never having worn hiking boots, to putting 500 miles on my first pair. It's safe to say I jumped in with two feet, and I never looked back.