ABOUT

We are a team of professionals, outdoor specialists, and travelers who all have one thing in common, writing. We've produced content in nearly every niche conceivable from cookbooks to camping, travel to technology, and aerospace to acrobatics. No matter your idea or project, we guarantee to provide the best qualified writer - or writers - possible for absolutely stellar content. 

Our Team

Dan Purdy
Meg Carney
Melissa Chiella

Founder and Lead Writer

With a degree in aerospace engineering, four years of near constant world traveling and freelance writing, and three years of adventure guiding; Dan has a fully stocked toolkit of experiences and expertise to bring to your project. He's currently based on the West Coast as he splits his time between his writing projects, backcountry guiding, and rock climbing.

Nate Purdy

Editor and Book Writer

Based in Chicago, Nate Purdy has spent the last eight years in the sports data industry covering various leagues and competitions across the world. With a background in English and Economics, and one published novel, Nate has considerable writing and editing experience that is ready to be put to use on a wide range of projects.

John Beye

Travel and Adventure Writer

When not working as a freelance writer, John stays busy as a wilderness guide, educator, and sustainable tourism professional working around the globe. He's motivated by pushing the limits of comfort, experiencing new cultures and wild places, and growing closer to the people and environment that surround him.  You can visit his website and Instagram (@sweptoff) to follow the adventure, or contact him professionally on his LinkedIn Page.

Natasha Buffo

Travel and Adventure Writer

Natasha is a former Silicon Valley business analyst turned world traveller, backpacker, snowboarder and kayaker. Ski touring and cycle touring are recent additions to her repertoire, providing fresh perspective. With six years of writing experience, her stories are found in The Dust Magazine, Out There Podcast, Women on the Road Podcast, and soon in  SISU Magazine. She’s also written a non-fiction manuscript titled “Dirt and Tears”. When she’s not exploring the trails of the U.S. National Parks, or the culture of New Zealand, she resides in the remote town of Kirkwood, in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, near Lake Tahoe, California.

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Michael Quintero

Technical Writer

Michael is a technical writer through and through. He is currently employed as a technical writer for a government contractor but has begun to explore the world of freelance writing. The versatility he exhibits in his writing comes from his curiosity and creativity. He does strong research and aims to capture the full essence of your product or experience. Originally from the Northeast, Michael currently lives in Central Florida, and has travelled to countries in Europe, Asia, and South America, as well as parts of the continental USA. He’s also a kid at heart who will talk your ear off about Harry Potter and a big sports fan that loves to show off the Big Papi homer he snagged. He may be new to the team, but he has a lot to offer through his writing.

Editor and Writing Contributor

From market farming to wilderness survival guide to forestry technician and climbing instructor, Meg has an eclectic work history. But the common factor across all her pursuits is the outdoors. With a formal education in writing, Meg can translate her outdoor experiences into accessible and relatable content for any reader. Meg is based in Phoenix, AZ where she splits her time between writing and new desert adventures.

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Averi Melcher

Travel and Adventure Writer

Averi is a freelance SEO writer and adventure travel blogger. She has over 10 years of experience, beginning her career as a ghostwriter for marketing executives before working at some of San Diego's top marketing agencies as a Content Manager for lifestyle brands. In 2019, Averi left the agency world to begin working for herself. She is now a full-time digital nomad and focuses on the health, wellness and outdoor industries. In her free time she blogs about both her travels and how to run a successful blog for your business.

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Johanna Flashman

Rock Climbing and Travel Writer

Johanna is a full-time outdoors and travel writer with a passion for climbing and environmental advocacy. World traveler and vagabond, Johanna spends her time traveling, climbing, writing, and learning new skills. She has a degree in English literature and minor in biology focusing on animal conservation. Johanna writes for several different publications including Climbing, Outside, and SELF. To learn more about her, you can visit her website.

Benjamin Panico

Travel and Adventure Writer

Based in Oakland, CA, Benjamin is a freelance writer and graphic designer. He loves being in the outdoors, and his passions include snowboarding, rock climbing, everything plants, and wildlife photography. Benjamin spent his college years working at a rock climbing gym and leading outdoor climbing trips. He is constantly planning his next adventure, and he counts 23 countries and 34 of the United States in his travels so far. He is excited to put these experiences to use for your next project!

Ian Standard

Travel and Adventure Writer

Since youth Ian has always felt himself pulled towards trees and playing amongst them. Now, he brings that play to his career as a Guide for a wilderness therapy program in Southeast Alaska, and as a teacher at a K-3 outdoors school in Asheville, North Carolina. Combine all this experience with a passion for reading, and Ian has all the tools he needs to deliver fantastic content! 

Travel and Adventure Writer

Melissa is a NY native but left the busy streets and her legal career 11 years ago to follow different dreams. She's since been exploring the globe while pursuing a new career in front and back-country wilderness guiding and was lead trainer and GM for an outdoor travel brand. Melissa now calls the west coast home, splitting her time between Lake Tahoe and Alaska. With many years of travel experience, hiking adventures, cultural exposure, and professional guiding, she looks forward to sharing her colorful experiences through her writings. 

Karina Krosbakken

Rock Climbing and Adventure Writer

Based out of Duluth, MN, Karina works as a therapist and is an avid outdoorswoman in her free time. As a jack of all trades and master of none, she is often found outside climbing, running, biking, or dabbling in something new along the North Shore. When not at home, her enthusiasm for exploration takes her to the mountains out west and far off corners of the world. Drawing from a culturally diverse background, a lifetime of travel and outdoor experiences, and a knack for some suffering, Karina writes content informed by the wisdom she has collected and her passion for adventure. Equipped with professional writing skills and a flair for the creative, she is ready to work on your project.

Kristen Erickson

Technical and Travel Writer

Aerospace Engineer by day, vacation planner, writer, & editor by night; Kristen is an avid world traveler (14 countries and counting!), an advanced SCUBA diver, and ready to plunge into your next project. 

Cameron Vigliotta

Travel and Adventure Writer

Born and raised in the backwoods of New England, Cam is a full-time outdoors and travel writer whose work explores the people, activities, politics, art, and literature of the outdoors. His writing has been featured by REI Co-Op, Active Interest Media, and Stay Wild Magazine among others. A passionate traveler and self-proclaimed dirtbag, Cam spends his free time backpacking throughout the Pacific Northwest and car camping in his 90's 4Runner. To learn more about him, visit his website or poke him on LinkedIn

Beth Henshaw

Travel and Adventure Writer

As a kid, Beth filled her journals with imaginative stories and silly poems. When she moved into her car three years ago, her writing deepened to reflect her travel stories around the world. From living in a treehouse in Tahoe National Forest to climbing in El Potrero Chico, Beth devotes her life to living with nature and writing about the influential power of the outdoors.  Her biggest writing project involves writing a memoir of asking strangers "what does the world need more of?" and can be found on her website. Beth is now based in Durango, Colorado where she spends two weeks working in wilderness therapy and two weeks off writing, climbing, and hiking with hula hoops.

Cat Mclean

Travel and Adventure Writer

Cat is a freelance writer based in Melbourne, Australia. She writes primarily to support her travel compulsion. She has six years of experience writing about travel, food, arts, and education. She is also the creator of The Wordling, a podcast for would-be linguists.

 

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Nat Seddon-Smith

Travel and Adventure Writer

Nat is an experienced writer, editor, and English teacher from New Zealand. With 28 passport stamps already collected, he is always on the hunt for his next one. All his experiences and skills from each country are ready to be put to work on your project.

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