Lizzie grew up in a farming family in Nebraska, where her parents still live, and studied journalism at the University of Missouri. To better understand wildfires, she also enrolled in and graduated from a professional firefighting school in 2019.
Lizzie is an avid hiker who is about to tackle the 211-mile-long John Muir Trail in California’s High Sierra. She reports that both she and her dog, Indie, are coffee addicts, making her especially well-suited for our dog-obsessed, highly caffeinated enterprise operation. She starts her new job in July.