About me

"What is that?" you might ask.
Well, it's essentially enthusiasm for living.
My constant ability to be awed by both the new and the familiar is a huge source of pride for me, and I'm not someone who toots my own horn very often. 
I'm an avid coffee drinker, climber of rocks, mama to a little dude named after my favorite canyon (Bryce), and wife to my very own soulmate, Bobby Swanson. 

+ read more about "the Stoke" as coined by Brendan Leonard (my favorite adventure journalist) @ semi-rad.com. 

wingardium leviosa!

I am 100% a Harry Potter nerd, and 100% proud of it. 
“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”
- JK Rowling


I've wanted to be a ballerina since I could walk, but instead I was left to my own devices and have found joy in all forms of dance. Especially weird robot moves with Bryce & Bobby.

my little dude

In May 2018, Bryce Oliver made me a mama. He's pretty much the raddest toddler ever. 
He loves "HIKE!"(s), samosas, Frozen, and animal ear headbands. 


I've been so passionate about this sport, the community it provides, the peace it brings me, and the calluses it causes for the last 10 years. I truly don't know where I'd be without it. 


our house

I never felt like I really understood the concept of "home" until we found a house in this little hippie town in the mountains. It's where I've always belonged, and where I hope to stay forever.

did you know...

I also shoot branding & lifestyle images for small businesses!? 
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Whether it be traveling to the next town for some urban exploration, or across the world to the tops of mountains - my goal is to just see and do as much as I can in this life, and to share it with others.

becoming a swanson

Embarrassing fact:
I actually met Bobby at a wedding I was shooting. The groom set us up, and almost 4 years later we did the thing and got hitched in Allenspark, CO.  

chris mccandless

"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."


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