Krista Bowman, a native Canadian, joined Hiking the Ozarks in 2009. Krista splits time between the Ozark Mountains and her native Ontario, participating in the outdoor education program and coordinating the rock climbing curriculum. Krista is a true outdoor gear junkie and can usually be found on a rock or writing gear reviews while drinking her favorite Starbucks coffee.
The resident rock climbing expert, Krista has rock climbed and backpacked in Patagonia, Canada and numerous locations in the United States. Krista is certified as a Level I Backpacking Guide through the Professional Hiking Guides Association (PHGA).