Hello! I’m Emily. I’m a Bariloche, Argentina-based writer and story strategist with a focus on outdoor adventure and social & environmental impact storytelling.
I crave adventure, revel in art and cherish good storytelling.
Through writing, photos and videos, I create and share honest stories based on my own experiences as well as those of others.
I strategically plan, create, edit and publish articles, blog posts, videos, website and social media copy, email newsletters and marketing campaigns. I am passionate about stories, people, brands and projects that have social or environmental impact, that inspire people to take action that positively impacts people and places.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and English Creative Writing from Denison University. I’ve written, directed and produced stories for National Geographic Adventure, RANGE Magazine, Stay Wild Magazine, REI, Traverse Magazine, One World Play Project, Unsettled, Eight Magazine, Live The Adventure, The Union Productions and Denison Magazine.
I credit my grandparents with my thirst for adventure. They traveled often throughout my childhood and have covered every continent except Antarctica. I didn’t realize it then, but every time they returned home, their souvenirs and stories were molding a future explorer in me.
During my freshman year of high school, I traveled to Mexico for a week-long mission trip. While there, I developed an appreciation for travel that takes you off-the-beaten path, travel that allows you to see, experience and understand different people, places and cultures. Since then, I’ve had a desire to see, experience and understand as much of the world as I can — while leaving no trace except a positive impression.
On the outdoors
Growing up in Michigan, my family taught me to enjoy the outdoors and the importance of protecting the natural beauty that surrounds us. However, it wasn’t until I spent a summer working in and exploring Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that I developed my own love and passion for and relationship with the outdoors.
Now, I seek out time in nature whenever I can. My favorite adventures include backcountry camping in Grand Teton National Park; rafting down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon; spending a weekend, and an unforeseen extra day, in Guachalito, Colombia; and any and all time spent in northern Michigan.
My hunger for travel, outdoor adventure and new challenges brought me to Patagonia, where I’ve developed a passion for and knowledge of this beautiful, story-filled region; the people who live, work and play here; and the plentiful adventures to be had here. Keep up with my writing, explorations and projects on my blog and Instagram.
Top photo: Nicole Veloso Buchheister
Bottom photo: Ashwini Gupte