Abbey was born in Kenya, grew up in Wisconsin, and spent most of her twenties as a nomad. Her travels took her to places like Germany, Jordan, and Hawaii. She never thought she’d stay in one place for long.
Then she found the mountains of Colorado (and met her husband and adventure buddy). They satisfied her need for adventure with never-ending opportunities to explore alpine lakes, mountain passes, and rugged trails. It may seem that she’s finally “settled” down, but she is often outside scrambling over boulders or setting up camp in the woods.
Health and strength motivate Abbey in all areas of her life. When not exploring, Abbey is probably in her backyard swinging kettlebells or teaching others how to.
She wears many hats, working in the field of instructional design as a certified StrongFirst Level II Kettlebell Instructor and as the editor of StrongFirst’s online journal.
The more Abbey adventures, the more she recognizes the importance of quality gear. Gear can make the difference between blisters and a sore back and the memory of an epic adventure.