Abby is passionate about creating rewarding, positive experiences for people in the wilderness, and in so doing, inspiring them to become good stewards of the environment. She moved to northern New England to explore and work to protect its land, air, and water after her thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2011. She returned to the White Mountains after thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. She works as a backcountry ski guide in the New Hampshire steeps, a cat ski guide the Lake Tahoe deeps, a sea kayak guide in Casco Bay, and an environmental policy consultant in Maine. She volunteers as a member of the Maine Pine Tree Search and Rescue Team and is a registered Maine Guide, Wilderness First Responder, and accomplished backcountry skier and avalanche professional.