Helen began her outdoor career 20 years ago as an avid rock climber. She instructed throughout the Southeast for organizations such as Executive Adventures and Outward Bound. She co-founded and operated Windy Ridge Mountain Guides, a local climbing instruction and guide service in the Southeast. After relocating to Santa Fe in the early ‘90’s, she obtained a nursing degree and has worked as a nurse since then. Mountain biking has become her primary focus and she has been involved in many regional events.