Chelsea grew up exploring in the Matanuska Valley exploring the mountains at every opportunity. Her passion for the outdoors took her to Juneau, Alaska where she attended the University of Alaska Southeast for a bachelors degree in Outdoor Studies and Leadership. Chelsea now lives in Talkeetna, Alaska where she works as a climbing ranger for Denali National Park. Prior to that she spent her summers exploring the Alaska Range as a mountaineering instructor and a mountain guide on Denali. In the winter months she splits her time between traveling to Antarctica where she work as a field guide for Antarctica Logistics and Expeditions, and Alaska where she feeds her passion for avalanche education and snow science by working for the Alaska Avalanche School. Chelsea has her Pro 2 and is an NREMT.