Zoe grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest, exploring the wonders of the old growth forests in her backyard. She spent her summers working at a naturalist camp in eastern Oregon where she guided trips on wild and scenic rivers and taught students about the wonders of the high desert.
After attending school at Colgate University where she studied French Linguistics and Public Health, Zoe spent a year studying and doing research in Kathmandu, Nepal. Endlessly drawn to the harsh landscape of the high desert, Zoe now lives in beautiful Moab, Utah. She moved in 2016 with plans to stay for a year and has yet to leave. She fell in love with the community and worked for three years in the local non-profit scene; first at a free health clinic for uninsured patients, and then at an advocacy center and shelter for victims of domestic violence. It is here that she found a passion for working in mental and behavioral health. This, combined with a love for the outdoors, brought Zoe to Elements Wilderness Program. As a Field Mentor for Elements, she is to learn about mental health in a new setting while sharing her enthusiasm for nature with the boys.
During her off time, Zoe can be found riding through the mountains on her bicycle, climbing a desert tower, or eating ice cream.