Kitty Galloway grew up on island in the Salish Sea and spent her younger years exploring the rivers, forests and mountains of the Pacific Northwest. She took a circuitous route to further her education, working through her twenties as a backcountry guide, farmer, baker and environmental educator. She designed her own major of Sustainable Agriculture and Education at Western Washington University, and studied Environmental Writing for her masters at University of Montana. Her writing centers on pilgrimage, human connection to landscape and pace. Through her work and travels, Kitty has explored cultures and ecosystems from the southern wilds of Patagonia to the rocky coastline of northern Maine. She has thru-hiked three long distance trails, two of them solo, over 5,000 miles. In 2010, she made her way to Montana from Washington state by foot and has called the Rockies home ever since.
When Kitty is not working with awesome students outside, she can be found building her freelance writing career, cooking huge meals and exploring new trails with her dog. In addition to work with WRFI, Kitty collaborates with Freeflow Institute to facilitate writing workshops on wild rivers. She is also hard at work on her first book, an exploration of healing and connection to home through walking.