Sunny is a free spirit and adventurer.  Formerly a hard-charging strategy consultant, she turned her back on material possessions and career shortly after turning 30 in order to live in an Astrovan so she could run and climb full-time instead.  

Sunny's overarching passion is to be active and push her limits in the side- and backcountry, spanning a multitude of sports from big-wall climbs over multi-day paddling trips to 100 milers and everything in between.  Her specialty is the high altitude endurance realm; she holds speed records on Aconcagua and on the Annapurna Circuit and has excelled on high trails in the Colorado Rockies.

As a storyteller, Sunny draws on her experiences and adventures as a professional mountain athlete to connect with her audience through captivating visuals and engaging presentations - focusing on topics such as transformation, goal setting, perseverance, female empowerment and systematic decision-making in high risk environments. 

Sunny is a photographer for Aurora Photos whose images have appeared (among others) in National Geographic, Trailrunner Magazine, Outside Online, Forbes, and print ads for brands like adidas Outdoor and Metolius Climbing. 

She holds the following outdoor certificates:  

  • Wilderness First Responder

  • Level 2 AIARE Avalanche Rescue

  • PADI Divemaster (and Rescue Diver)

Sunny proudly represents LOWA and Backpackers Pantry as as well as serving as an ambassador for LuminAid


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