Neighbor to bison, grizzlies, wolverines, wolves and big horn sheep, Molly makes her home in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, among the largest, most intact swaths of temperate land remaining on Earth.
Her work has appeared in over 50 outlets including Sierra, Outside, Discover, O: The Oprah Magazine and Backpacker magazines; The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe newspapers; National Geographic and Smithsonian websites; the national syndicate Writers on the Range and Living On Earth, Wyoming Public Radio and National Native News radio programs.
In addition, Molly’s pieces have appeared in several books including as a co-author with Andy Tyson of the popular Climbing: Self Rescue published by The Mountaineers Books. Formerly a Contributing Editor for Climbing and She Sends magazines, she is currently a Regional Editor for the American Alpine Club’s Accidents in North American Climbing. Molly has received Middlebury College’s Environmental Journalism Fellowship, the Journalism and Women Symposium Fellowship and a stint as Writer-In-Residence at Grand Teton National Park’s Murie Center. Most recently Molly participated in the Banff Centre’s renowned Mountain and Wilderness Writing Workshop.
Molly brings a unique perspective to her writing with substantial experience working nearly two decades as a mountain guide, outdoor educator and climbing ranger throughout the Western United States, Antarctica and South America. She also is the recipient of several prestigious climbing and skiing grants. Her personal expeditions, many of which have included first ascents and descents, have taken her to places like Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Alaska, China, Nepal and most recently the Myanmar for the first ascent of Southeast Asia’s disputed highest peak, Gamlang Razi (19,258 feet).
An engaging storyteller, Molly has spoken about her adventures to groups like The Explorers Club, The Wilderness Society, TEDx and libraries, gear stores and student groups around the country. These multi-media shows combine beautiful images with adventure and the historical, political, cultural and environmental issues which make that locale unique.
Molly thoroughly enjoys teaching and her experiential, creative style is informed by her many years in outdoor education and guiding. Most recently, she was a part of the Grand Teton National Park’s Writer in the Park series and the Mountain Story Festival. Click here to contact Molly for your next event or workshop.
In addition to the outdoor sports requisite to life in a mountain town, Molly spends her downtime elbows deep in whatever might be the latest craft project, volunteering with PetPartners and reading. She is the Director of the Andy Tyson Memorial Fund.