Jade grew up in Western Washington and started outdoor adventuring at a young age. Skiing, hiking, biking and camping were all regular family activities. Jade started ski racing as a kid and continued racing in college attending Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT and was a member of the 2008 USCSA Regional Championship team. After graduation the Montana ski bumming commenced and Jade spent the next 10 years skiing, hiking, backpacking, biking and generally exploring what Montana has to offer. Finding jobs coaching ski racing, ski instructing and guiding always kept her close to the mountains. Jade moved to Portland in November 2019 and continues to be found on the trails, in the mountains and now on the coast!