Born into the wilderness, Alaska native and Minnesota grown, Ali, finds the quality of being connected to the earth a decision of whether or not we want to engage our minds, bodies and nature to the fullest. After a yak trek in the remote Alaska bush, rebuilding trails in the El Yunque rainforest, living on the Ruth Glacier, and spending hours flying through Denali National park she continues to hike, climb and explore every chance she gets. She's worked the climbers camp on Mount Everest, preparing meals, and ensuring that camp is in order. Adventure is in her family's DNA where she has learned her natural wisdom first and foremost. With a background in the arts, she finds the same organic energy breathing in her work as she does when leading a trip. To Ali, guiding is to share in an experience, one that has been lived, and her respect for people and the outdoors will always chief the trip itself.