Liz grew up hiking, biking, running, and XC skiing in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2016, she road-tripped across the country to a new job in Oregon and never looked back after falling in love with the mountains. In October 2019, Liz quit her engineering consulting job to pursue a passion closer to the outdoor industry and landed here at the Mountain Shop and on Mount Hood teaching ski lessons part time. While living in the PNW, her passion for climbing, mountaineering, and skiing combined and grew to be her favorite winter/spring hobby – ski mountaineering! Liz’s favorite ski mountaineering trip to date has been climbing the Kautz Glacier on Mount Rainier in June 2019 and then skiing everything but the Kautz ice chute back down to the car. Her passion for skiing is year-round as she has skied every month since November 2018 when she got her first back-country ski set-up!
Liz's favorite summer hobby is piecing together big day adventures in the mountains. Climbing two mountains in a weekend or in a day and maximizing the miles, vertical gain, and daylight hours is what she lives for in the summer. The most notable big mountain adventure was climbing both Three Fingered Jack and Mount Washington in the central Oregon Cascades totally human powered in a day. The stats of that day were 18.5 hours, 33.5 miles on foot, 6925 feet of elevation gain/loss, 100% human (& burrito) powered, and 2 mountain summits!