Laura Sievert lives in Quincy IL with a passion for passion. She rarely turns down the opportunity to try something new and actively seeks ways to explore the Midwest and beyond. She’s had a love affair with the outdoors since she was a kid chasing bullfrogs and catching catfish on the Mississippi.
Laura works as the marketing director for Kirlin’s Hallmark (read more about her day-job here: http://tinyurl.com/laurasievertwhig), is married to Justin Sievert and they have three cats: Spuds, Squirt and D-Fence. Her outdoor activities include but aren’t limited to: hiking, mountain climbing, running, skydiving, biking, boating, skiing, Ultimate Frisbee, wallyball, sand volleyball, spelunking, bird watching and photography — and anything else she can find to do.
Her husband is her most frequent hiking and climbing partner and in the last year they have climbed on Gray’s Peak in Colorado, Mount Rainer and summited Mount St. Helens, both in Washington. One day, she plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
She’s not Superman, but she’d like to think she has some of his traits. Among these:
* The ability to climb a tall mountain in a single day.
* Faster than a locomotive — when it’s just starting and is really heavy and she has a bike or something.
* Flying, or at least “falling with style.”
* X-ray vision: For spotting wildlife in any kind of brush.
* Capes. Who doesn’t love a good cape?
“Remember what Bilbo used to say: ‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.’” — JRR Tolkien