About

Photo by Chris Gaughan


Hi, my name is Emerald.

Working with strangers is awkward... but I bet we wont be strangers for long. Let's get to know each other. I'll start.

I fell in love with Idaho's Salmon River at age four and have been trying to get sand out of my hair ever since.

Iā€™m now based in Salmon, Idaho.

I guide flyfishing and whitewater for Outdoor Adventure River Specialists and other Idaho-based river companies.

I write and photograph what I care about: guiding, Idaho, and how the concepts and current events of feminism intersect with our outdoor communities.

I wrangle words for social media copy, fundraising campaigns and community organization as Executive Director of the Redside Foundation.

I read the Oprah magazine every. single. month. Cover to finish. We can't be outdoorsy all the time, right? #oprahandgayleforever

Ready to better understand the experience of a female outdoorswoman and guide? You can hire me to write for you, or speak at your event.

But first, it's your turn.