Danielle is a native of Boston and spent many years hiking around the mountains of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine before relocating to Phoenix, AZ in 2013. While in Phoenix she honed in on her hiking and backpacking skills exploring many areas in Arizona and Utah, including several trips into Grand Canyon National Park. A long time member, former Board of Directors member and volunteer with the American Hiking Society she currently crew leads their volunteer vacations performing trail maintenance around the country. Now a newly appointed Board of Directors member with Women's Wilderness - an organization dedicated to providing outdoor opportunities and adventures to women and girls - she is looking forward to bringing her non-profit skill set to support another great organization.

She is currently certified as a Wilderness First Responder, in CPR/BLS and is a Leave No Trace Trainer . Recently she relocated to Denver, CO and is very excited to explore all the that the Rocky Mountains and Centennial State have to offer.

Danielle has guided Fitpacking trips to

  • Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
  • Big Bend National Park, TX
  • Crater Lake National Park, OR