sm_theoTheo has been running dogs for thirteen seasons – jumping in head first on an arctic training expedition in Canada. The hook was set, and dog sledding became a focal point. Theo has led outdoor trips throughout the US and Canada for the past 20-some years. She spent 16 years directing programs for Cornell University’s Outdoor Education program – one of the largest collegiate outdoor programs in the country.

Minnesota’s northwoods has always held a particular fondness, and is now considered home year round. She relishes seeing more moose than traffic lights in a given month.  This year marks her thirteenth season guiding trips for White Wilderness. She is often the voice on the phone when you call, as she juggles the office details as well as guiding trips. Known for her adventurous spirit and quest for the trail less taken, Theo is equally at home in the backcountry kitchen as on the sled runners. In the other season, she’s a course director, staff trainer and senior instructor for the Voyageur Outward Bound School, leading sea kayak and canoe expeditions. Spare time??…planting ambitious gardens, biking, skiing, organizing the local WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race and exploring the next unexplored trail that beckons with her exhuberant black lab, Lily.