Jill grew up seeking the wild places in the Appalachian hills of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She received a B.A. Degree in Environmental Science and embarked on a career with the US Forest Service. When those WV hills got too small, she ventured to the big sky country of Montana.
Her golden years began as she worked seasonally – teaching/guiding nordic skiing in Yellowstone country in winter and wilderness ranger-ing in the Bob in summer.
Then . . . she got married and settled down. She opened a natural food store in Choteau – her baby. After 12 years in business she realized she needed to get back to the wilderness. So here she is – helping her friends at Dropstone! And, yes, the packer with the same last name is her husband.