Andrea split her time growing up surfing the coastal beaches of Washington and hiking in the illustrious mountains near the Methow Valley. Andrea has logged an abundance of miles backpacking and climbing across glaciers throughout the Olympics and the North Cascades. She is an avid outdoorswoman and maternal wellness adventure ambassador, freelance writer, and former elementary school teacher with a Masters degree in Education from the University of Washington. Andrea lives in Mazama and enjoys skiing, photography, riding her horses, camping, road trips, and traveling with her family. She coordinates all of NCMG guest programs in Washington and is the primary keyboard warrior behind the scenes.