Rosie grew up in Vermont and has strong New England roots…Go Red Sox! Right after college, she migrated west for big mountains and bluebird powder days. Rosie loves any and all ways she can play in the mountains. She has dedicated the past 20 years to field instruction, curriculum design, environmental stewardship, and leadership development, and is a fervent believer in the power of outdoor adventure education to change and enrich lives. Her extensive and varied field experience includes instructing/guiding sailing, sea kayaking, whitewater rafting/kayaking, rock climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, avalanche science, and outdoor leadership for schools and organizations all over the world.
Beyond Backcountry Babes, Rosie is the Director of the Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program at Sierra Nevada College. She is also an Associate Professor in the program. Her mission is to empower her students to become “growth” junkies, passionate leaders, competent outdoor professionals, and lifelong environmental stewards.
On her days off, Rosie can usually be found skiing, surfing, climbing or biking with her husband, Bret, her two children, Ruby and Van, and her dog, Osa, near her home in South Lake Tahoe or in a far away place.