I have loved maps since I was a little kid – I was the one pouring over the World Atlas, fascinated by the zoomed-out perspective. Curiosity led to finding myself in those pages, and as I grew and left the Vermont dairy farm where I grew up, explored, and lived in diverse environments, I explored my surroundings through a more personalized and confident lens. The places on my map have helped make me who I am.
Fast-forward through a degree in Environmental Science which included a map-making class and I was hooked on maps for life. I have been creating maps for two decades now and enjoy bringing a fresh approach to map design. The joy I have when I am making a personalized map for someone, when they share their favorite places with others, when their guests feel the connection to their hosts – well, sharing infectious, contagious joy is what HipMaps is all about.
When I am not creating maps I am organizing (check out Rachel LeRoy Consulting), listening to live music, hiking, traveling, loving on my 4-legged kids, and soaking up the bounty of Sonoma County, California.