Summer has always been drawn to the outdoors and fell in love with the Southwest when she first visited the Grand Canyon. Working as a Guide for Canyoneers Inc., Summer’s life has been changed by a connection to Southwestern Landscapes, its flora, fauna, and peoples. She seeks to educate, protect, and facilitate meaningful experiences with nature. Summer graduated from VCU Arts with a BFA in Communication Arts. Her art now revolves around our inextricable connection to the natural world and hopes to inspire everyone to explore their relationship with nature in hopes that such a connection will promote education and conservation. Summer is honored to be able to use the tools provided by Instagram and Facebook to help grow Wild Arizona’s platform, so that these landscapes and ecosystems can be protected for generations to come. She loves painting, climbing, hiking, taking deep breaths, and really cold water.