Monique grew up in a small town in Idaho raising goats, canoeing, biking, and sailing. Being outside was a source of freedom and serenity, which sparked her desire to explore more outdoor hobbies. During college, she pursued a degree in psychology and discovered her love for the mountains through backpacking and mountaineering. Experiencing empowerment and growth from the challenges that the wilderness brings, she wanted to combine her interest in the outdoors with her passion to help others. She became a guide at New Vision because she values a relational focus and how the wilderness can cultivate transformation. Monique enjoys running, hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, and making delicious food in her free time.