Although Lucy Coleman grew up camping a lot, it wasn't until after college that she discovered a lifelong passion for helping others appreciate and understand the natural world. For a few years, she spent summers as an interpretive park ranger in Glacier National Park and the school years teaching environmental science at outdoor schools in California. From there, it was a natural transition to settle into a very rewarding teaching career that has spanned two decades.
When not teaching, Ms. Coleman makes fast tracks for the wild and roadless places of our planet. In addition to backpacking, her favorite pastimes include hiking, cross-country skiing, gardening and reading.