Brooke Ortel

Writer

Brooke Ortel

Brooke is a runner and writer who enjoys finding adventure in the everyday. True to her island roots, she loves sunshine, that salty ocean smell, and the sound of waves against the shore. Originally from Block Island, RI, Brooke spent much of her childhood on the island’s trails and beaches, which inspired her concern for the environment and passion for the outdoors. In addition to working at the Block Island Sport Shop, an outdoor retailer, Brooke has written for Patagonia’s blog, interned with Bureo, a company that uses discarded fishnets to make innovative recycled products, and worked at a micro yarn mill.