Laine grew up in Madison, WI. Exploring the forests and country around her home state was the extent of her wilderness adventures before moving to Colorado to earn her Bachelors Degree in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology and Environmental Studies. Her outdoor pursuits and passions have drawn her across the globe exploring mountains and oceans through backpacking, climbing, and sea kayaking. Laine has dedicated her life to Outdoor Education through organizations like NOLS. She thrives on sharing her passion for ecology, wilderness, and philosophy with students and invests deeply in her participants. Laine is usually found exploring canyons in Arizona or skiing up mountains in Wyoming in her spare time, or curled up with a good book and some tea in her sleeping bag.