Patty grew up in Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur. She has spent most of her life on the Baja peninsula diving, kayaking and otherwise exploring our amazing wilderness wonderland. Patty graduated from the University of Baja California Sur with a degree In Eco-tourism and then joined the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) as both sea-kayak instructor and PADI dive instructor. This in turn led to the opportunity of not only guiding in Baja but also up in Alaska during the summer season. Her passion is the ocean but her love and knowledge of flora and fauna means that during our island hikes she really enjoys identifying the desert plants, birds and mammals many of which are endemic to the islands.