New Year, New Start: Anchor & Pine Collective

 Anchor and Pine Collective, Backpacking in Hidden Lake, North Cascades National Park

Anchor and Pine Collective, Backpacking in Hidden Lake, North Cascades National Park

Happy New Year everyone! I am very excited to finally share my new venture, Anchor & Pine Collective with everyone as we begin a bright and adventurous 2018. Many of my friends and family have wondered what my new business is all about, so I am here to tell you!

I have been dreaming and pondering about a huge gap missing in my life, and that was my creative space. Creativity and the arts have always led my life, whether it be through filmmaking, photography, acting, singing or drawing. I've been asking myself lately, "How do I bring together my love for natural wonders, capturing endless smiles of people in these places, and protecting these captivating landscapes?" I will still continue my work in occupational health sciences promoting workplace safety, health, and well-being programs, but this work will help me fulfill a dream of helping others get outdoors!

What is Anchor & Pine Collective?

Anchor & Pine Collective is a community of services that includes photography, film and adventure that is inspired by the outdoors, and a deep desire to travel across land and sea. Because some of my greatest memories have been created on mountain tops watching pastel sunsets, basking on my surfboard in the middle of sparkling ocean waves, and meandering through trails guided by never-ending pines.

Beyond photography and film, Anchor & Pine Collective will also offer outdoor travel coaching and planning services, community events, and conservation opportunities around the Pacific Northwest wonderland. My hopes for the future is to move beyond the Pacific Northwest to other parts of the U.S., and around the WORLD...baby steps.

So as we embark on this journey together, this collective is a place where we can help inspire each another to get outdoors, and to remind ourselves that each of the marvelous and majestic public lands need our endless protection and appreciation. I am here to help you find your HAPPY outside. I am here to serve you in capturing and finding those moments of inner peace out in Mother Nature. Because going green is my meditation!

I hope you join me along this journey through my blog (shameless plug: subscribe to my email list below), as well as Anchor & Pine Collective's social media channels (facebook, instagram, pinterest) to stay updated on photography and film adventures, outdoor & adventure travel tips, and to learn about the different ways we can protect our public lands. Because no effort is too small to cultivate love for the awe-inspiring outdoors. Thank you for stopping by and reading! For now, I will leave you with this...

"May the sun bring you new energy by day. May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know. It's beauty all the days of your life." - Apache Blessing