Lana grew up in Minnesota hiking and camping in the land of 10,000 lakes from a young age. Her parents put her on cross-country skis the moment she could walk and she also traversed those Minnesota lakes developing a love for swimming. She attended Beloit College in Wisconsin majoring in Psychology and also studying a year abroad in Australia. After graduating she took off to see the world and has never looked back. She initially funded her travels through jobs such as teaching where she could travel seasonally but then discovered tour guiding where she can always do what she loves. She has guided for seven seasons in all 50 states and Canada and has used her winters to explore somewhere abroad that is new each year. Long distance running is her passion in her free time, which allows her to explore wherever she may be camping. Ultra marathons may not sound like fun to everyone, but Lana loves them. She has lived the van life the past year adventuring to the remote places in the states but is now ready to call San Francisco home. She loves the Bay area and has been
based here for years. She is excited to continue doing what she loves again.