Professional (Dirtbag) Biography
The mountains have her heart, but the ocean owns her soul. Dani grew up a small-town beach girl, but has grown into the athlete, writer, and entrepreneur she is today because of her experiences as a multiracial, multilingual women traveling through alpine regions around the world. Originally from Playa del Rey, California, she has traveled to Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Andorra, Canada, and the USA building her craft as a mountaineer, climber, and backcountry snowboarder since graduating from corporate life to become a professional dirtbag with a one-way ticket to South America in 2014.
As a writer and athlete, she shares stories that explore how ethnic heritage and modern identity can be understood through adventure travel and overcoming adversity.
The transformative powers of the outdoors empowered Dani to own her narrative and overcome severe trauma throughout her early years. In writing about her experiences as an adventure road warrior and backcountry traveler, she calls readers in to explore what adventure means to them—and how to find empowerment in the practice of personal mastery, every day.