Steph first worked as a guide in 2003 on the glaciers of Alaska’s Wrangell Mountains. Since then she has been privileged to work and play in spectacular alpine wildlands of Iceland, Switzerland, New Zealand, India, China, Chile, and across western North America. She spent a decade as a professional ski patroller, teaches Nordic skiing in the Methow Valley, and surveys the North Cascades wolverines as a field biologist. A Michigan native, the Pacific Northwest has been home to Steph since 2001. She lives with her husband, Drew, in Twisp, Washington.