This Year I...


Turned 28.


Started writing a book and read 64 books.



  • Wisconsin

    • Glacier Hills County Park

    • Pike Lake Unit, Kettle Moraine State Forest (2) (once with Women Hiking Wisconsin)

    • Scuppernong Trail (with Women Hiking Wisconsin)

    • Three Bridges Park

    • Lake Kegonsa State Park

    • Capital Springs State Park/Recreation Area

    • Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve

    • Kohler Andrae State Park

    • Schmeeckle Reserve

    • Governor Nelson State Park (with Women Hiking Wisconsin)

    • Newport State Park

    • Ellison Bluff State Natural Area

    • Peninsula State Park

    • Whitefish Dunes State Park/Cave Point County Park

    • Emma Carlin Trails

    • Roche-A-Cri State Park

    • Buckhorn State Park (2)

    • Mill Bluff State Park

    • Point Beach State Forest

    • Mirror Lake State Park (with Women Hiking Wisconsin)

    • Rocky Arbor State Park

    • Shalom Wildlife Zoo

    • Horicon National Wildlife Refuge (with Women Hiking Wisconsin)

    • Brunet Island State Park

    • Lake Wissota State Park

    • Big Falls County Park

    • Black River State Forest

    • Havenwoods State Forest

    • Seven Bridges

    • Yellowstone Lake State Park

    • Grant Park Beach

    • Natural Bridge State Park

    • Pewit's Nest State Natural Area

    • Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area

    • John Muir Memorial County Park

    • Ice Age Trail - Gibraltar Rock Segment

    • Ice Age Trail - Scuppernong Segment

    • Harrington Beach State Park (with Women Hiking Wisconsin)

    • Ice Age Trail - Monches Segment

    • Ice Age Trail - Delafield Segment

    • Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

  • Indiana

  • Colorado

    • Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    • Rocky Mountain National Park

      • Alberta Falls

      • Bear Lake, Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, Emerald Lake

      • Ute Trail

      • Wild Basin Trail

  • Illinois

    • Illinois Beach State Park

  • California

    • Joshua Tree National Park

      • Hidden Valley Trail

      • Barker Dam Trail

      • Ryan Mountain Summit

      • Split Rock Trail

      • Arch Rock Trail

    • Kings Canyon National Park

      • General Grant Tree Trail

      • Panoramic Point

      • Big Baldy Mountain Summit

      • Hume Lake Trail

      • River Trail

      • Zumwalt Meadow

    • Sequoia National Park

      • General Sherman Tree Trail

      • Congress Trail

      • Giant Forest Trail

      • Moro Rock

      • Crescent Meadow


Celebrated my grandpa's 90th birthday.


Led a social media workshop.


Celebrated Galentine's Day.


Was interviewed for an article on Teen Vogue.



  • Bon Iver: For Emma, Ten Year at BMO Harris Bradley Center

  • Milwaukee on Tap with John Gurda: How We Became Beer Capital of the World at Good City Brewing

  • Lorde Melodrama World Tour: North America Dance at BMO Harris Bradley Center

  • Lucius at the Pabst Theater

  • Women's Backpacking Basics at REI

  • Haley Heynderickx at the Back Room at Colectivo

  • Wolf Alice at Turner Hall Ballroom

  • The Last Revel at the Back Room at Colectivo

  • Dead Horses at the Back Room at Colectivo

  • Julien Baker at Turner Hall Ballroom

  • The Worth of Water: A Great Lakes Story at the Urban Ecology Center

  • Phoebe Bridgers Farewell Tour at High Noon Saloon

  • Arte Para Todos

  • Riverwest FemFest

  • Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Soldier Field

  • Becca Mancari at Summerfest

  • Janel Monáe at Summerfest

  • We Banjo 3 at Irish Fest

  • Gaelic Storm at Irish Fest

  • Red Hot Chili Pipers at Irish Fest

  • S. Carey at the Back Room at Colectivo

  • Death Cab for Cutie at The Sylvee

  • Maggie Rogers at Turner Hall Ballroom

  • boygenius at The Sylvee

  • The Last Revel at the Back Room at Colectivo

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Celebrated 1 Year with Rhubarb (and her 4th birthday).


Attended Cory's graduation.


Participated in my fourth Synod Assembly.


Traveled to Colorado with Diana.


Spent a weekend in Chicago with Cory.

And ran into Jared Padalecki in an elevator there.

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Celebrated Sara's Bachelorette Party in Door County.


Camped at Yellowstone Lake State Park with Jeci, Diana, Amber, Ciara, Elizabeth, Destiny and Kiara.


Stayed in the coziest cabin with Jeci, Diana and Elizabeth.

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Hosted a Harry Potter themed bridal shower for Sara.


Hit my head pretty hard and got bronchitis.


Planned a sunset hike, yoga and s'mores event with Women Hiking Wisconsin and Lake Effect Co.


Participated in Al’s Run & Walk for the 22nd year.


Stood up as Maid of Honor in Sara and Dustin’s wedding. (Hefferilt Photography)


Traveled to California with Diana.

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Celebrated 1 year with Cory.

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Was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel talking about Women Hiking Wisconsin. Read it here.

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Traveled to New York with Diana to visit Maggie.


Went to the Milwaukee Christkindlmarket with Jeci, Leilah, and Diana.


Tried some new hobbies, including rock climbing.


Spent the day at the hospital with my mom while my dad had surgery.


Got to see Jeremy after three years apart.

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Celebrated Tony’s 30th birthday.


And so much more. 2018 was pretty kind to me. I’m hoping 2019 will follow suit. Happy New Year!