Jill lives in Truckee, CA and dabbles as a creative storyteller, freelance journalist, ghost writer, climate advocate and writing consultant. The bulk of her work focuses on the environment, outdoor recreation, and arts & culture. In addition to experiencing the Sierra’s slopes, rivers, and trails, Jill loves list making, hand lettering and typography, and empowering women and girls in the outdoors. Keep an eye out for her paddling California’s whitewater in a pink kayak, climbing the granite slopes of the Sierra or doodling in a journal.
Jill completed her Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture and a secondary major in Studio Art (Painting) from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She was part of the 2016 inaugural class of Emerging Leaders Program, a component of the SHIFT Festival in Jackson Hole, designed to prepare the next generation of leaders to shape the outdoor recreation/conservation partnership. Jill is also a participant of the Outdoor Industry Association’s Skip Yowell Leadership Academy, Class of 2017.
Find her on instagram @jillcsanford