Originally from Northern California, Ash now considers her passport and duffle bag the staples of home life. Whether immersing herself in the dynamic cultures of Southeast Asia, hitchhiking across Central America or exploring her backyard in the good ol’ U-S-of-A, Ash is driven by an insatiable need for adventure. “My rule of thumb is to always say ‘yes’ to whatever life throws my way. Free solo climbing in Red Rocks Canyon? Okay! White-water kayaking for the first time on Class III rapids in New Zealand? Sure! Taking 13 teenagers on a three-week camping trip? Bring it!” When she isn’t leading trips with Backroads, Ash is seeking single track with her mountain bike, Huck, and her dog, Finn, while living in her converted campervan.