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me wearing a banana suit at the Mt. Elbert Summit

hey, I'm steph!

Here's a little about me: I am a follower of Jesus - my relationship with Him is the reason for my hope and my source of love and care for others. Before hiking the PCT, I worked as a web designer & digital creative in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I liked some aspects of my job, but I was feeling restless in a sedentary job, and realized I wasn't sure that web design was what I wanted to do moving forward. A quarter-life crisis seemed appropriate.

me hiking the Low Gap Trail
me in front of Emerald Lake

I was born in Washington state, but my family moved to Indiana when I was really young, and I had always wanted to get back over to the west coast and take in the beautiful lands that are a part of this country.

In 2016, I saw a video on Youtube from a PCT thru-hiker that piqued my interest. I then binge-watched my way through a video series from a girl my age who hiked the trail and had a realization - I want to do this... and I think I can.


My hope is to encourage you to step out in faith and to stop saying "someday." Start with one little thing, today. If I can, you can.

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