I’m Brittany, and I am a freelance writer. My work focuses on the things that bring me joy, including the outdoors, travel, food, and all kinds of adventure. I am always on the hunt for opportunities that allow me to write about the things I love.
On this site, you’ll find information about my published work. The site also hosts my blog, which is an outlet for the topics and tips that float around in my head until I put them down on “paper”.
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Brittany has lived in the Pacific Northwest her entire life, hopping around different cities in both Oregon and Washington before finally settling in Central Oregon. She fell in love with the outdoors at an early age and has hiked all over the Pacific Northwest. She’s also an avid runner, skier, and cyclist. She’s usually up for trying any outdoor activity at least once. She loves half marathons and bike races but will never do another triathlon again.
Brittany loves the feeling of accomplishment that comes from summiting Cascade peaks but equally enjoys clearing her mind with a walk along the Deschutes River. When she’s not enjoying Central Oregon’s stunning scenery, she loves to travel and explore new places. Hiking through the French/Swiss Alps, backcountry skiing Canada’s Selkirk Mountains, and extensively backpacking through Yosemite top her list of favorite travel adventures so far.
Brittany worked in marketing before making a change to better align her work with her passions. She is the founder of Mazama Bar–a company that makes all-natural energy bars for outdoor adventure. That leap into the outdoor industry ultimately led her to start writing.
Day Hiking Central Oregon is Brittany’s first guidebook. She’s also a regional correspondent, gear tester, and regular contributor for Washington Trails Magazine. Her writing has also been published in The Source Weekly. Brittany graduated from the University of Oregon with a major in business and a minor in journalism. She lives in Bend with her favorite hiking companions: her husband, Derek; their son, Rowan; and their happily-hyper rescue dog, Tonka.