Having been born and raised just a few hours south of here, Jenny’s childhood was spent exploring the Adirondacks. Along the way she discovered her true passion in life – to spend as much time learning about and immersing herself within the natural environment. Although Jenny enjoys and is accomplished in numerous high adventure outdoor pursuits (rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry skiing etc.) she is just as content strolling through the woods, book in hand, exploring a variety of ecosystems and identifying plants or animal tracks. Educated in multiple forms of recreation service and first aid, Jenny has spent most of her adult life sharing her outdoor passion with others. From having lead nature hikes for children at an outdoor education center to multi-night winter dog sledding trips in Maine, Jenny’s experience, knowledge and soft enthusiasm make her a popular guiding choice. Jenny currently leads a wide variety of adventures for Rock and River including day and overnight trips up remote 46ers, nature outings, family day hikes, as well as camping trips for inexperienced backpackers.
Education: Graduated in 1998 with a BS in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Ithaca College
Guiding disciplines: Hiking/Camping
Dream trip: A week-long backpacking excursion through the Scottish Highlands
Preferred Adirondack cliff: Couchsachraga – looking out over the remote Cold River valley towards the Seward range
Favorite food: French Fries! (Especially after several nights in the woods…)