Christine is a teacher and the author of Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods, which was short-listed for the 2014 WILLA Award in Non-fiction and named one of Backpacker Magazine's Top 20 Books for the Trail.
Christine has given keynote speeches at trails and recreation events around the country, including for the Professional Trail Builder's Association, Alaska Trails, Mid-Atlantic Trails & Recreation Association, Kansas' Built Environment & Outdoors Summit, and Alaska Recreation & Parks Association. Her background in writing and teaching makes her an engaging speaker; this combined with her knowledge of trails and her role as a woman in a heavily male-dominated industry means she brings an unusual perspective to any event. She frequently includes readings from Dirt Work as a part of her comments.
In addition to keynote presentations, Christine has led or participated in panels at conferences on various topics, including recently, "Planning the Ideal, Building the Real: Contractor Roundtable"; "Pitching a Bigger Tent: Increasing Diversity on Trails"; "Women At Work: Getting Girls & Women Involved in Trails"; and many others on technical topics from tools to turns.
Please contact Christine to discuss your particular event and its focus. She tailors all of her remarks to address specific audiences and subcultures.