About Me

Hi, I’m Jennie. I’m a fourth generation Seattleite who lived in Alaska for many years. I spend several weeks a year in Alaska traveling, working as a part time tour director and road logging for the Milepost. I’ve been in the Alaska travel industry since 1998 and have explored and hiked in Washington my whole life.

Jennie in front of the Denali National Park and Preserve sign, a large wooden sign in the forest next to the road with a caribou and mountains and the National park service logo

I’m so excited to have you along on the journey to experience your best adventure in Washington, Alaska and Western Canada.

I share the places I know and love and give you my best tips for having an authentic experience in the outdoors (and sometimes indoors) in these places based on my experience as a local and as a guide in Alaska and Washington. In addition to professional experience, I have also traveled extensively throughout Washington, Alaska and Western Canada. I’m passionate about helping you find the places that will make your weekend getaway or trip of a lifetime perfect for YOU.

I share expert advice through my articles here on Ordinary Adventures as well my weekly Alaska travel emails and my seasonal ideas for getting outside from Seattle.

I am also the host of the Alaska Uncovered Podcast with my occasional co-host and full time husband Jay and the host of the Washington State Hiking Podcast with my co-host Guidebook Author Craig Romano.

I can also help you plan your dream trip to Alaska! Learn more about how to work with me here.

Jennie and Jay with their heads together. Jay has firelight reflected in his glasses and Jennie is wearing an orange hat

What does Ordinary Adventures mean?

It means that no adventure is too small to “count”. The trip of a lifetime in Alaska or Olympic National Park is awesome, but just as awesome is that new discovery or favorite place close to home. It means that getting outside and having adventures large and small is important and valuable, even if especially if it’s pouring rain and you make it out for a short walk to your local park. I celebrate every opportunity to get outside and cheer you on as you do the same!

I believe the outdoors and adventure are for EVERYONE: people of all ages, all races, all nationalities, all genders and those who are gender non conforming, all sizes, all ability levels and all beliefs.

Thank you for being here!

My husband Jay and I met in the 90s working as guides in Alaska and have been adventuring together ever since
My dog Stuart loves to be outside too! He especially likes to help fold up the tent on camping trips