Since graduating college with a BA in Anthropology in 2008 and starting a career in wilderness therapy in 2010, Megan has spent more nights sitting in circles around a fire and sleeping under the stars than she has in a regular old bed. in April of 2013, she packed everything and drove up to Valdez, Alaska in her periwinkle Tacoma to sea kayak guide for the first time. The glacial fjords of Prince William Sound were the dramatic introduction she was looking for and she quickly fell in love with sea kayaking and looking at the world at a slow pace. Since her first season in the last frontier, she returned to the Prince William Sound every summer until coming to work for Outdoor Odysseys. Megan has had a wide breadth of experience running trips on and off the water and believes that the outdoors help people find the best versions of themselves. She has led trips for young adult cancer survivors in the Bahamas, canoed with young adult hemophiliacs on the upper Missouri, and been working with youth in a wilderness setting since 2010. Her love of wild places, good people, and being in close proximity to the ocean has led her to a more full time gig in the San Juan Islands.
Megan has a propensity for unabated laughter, smiling in the face of adversity, cooking elaborate meals for friends, family (and of course GUESTS), eating tacos, and her somewhat feral canine familiar named Japhy.
In the off season, you can find her moving at a slightly faster pace on her mountain bike, having a sloppy yet solid go at surfing, poaching friends sailboats in Southern California, catching up on some quiet writing time, and visiting family at her childhood home in the Northeast.