About Us

Kaila (Teacher)
Kirk (Shepherd)

The original intention of this blog was to document our (future) thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. After going down the research rabbit-hole, and some earnest discussion, we knew it would include more than just that. As it stands we mostly started “Shepherd & Teacher” to document our outdoor adventures and travels; we’re excited to share our adventures with you!

Kaila is an avid reader and hardcore Harry Potter fan. She read My Side of the Mountain Trilogy as a child and has dreamed of running away to live in the mountains ever since. Kirk is an eager wildlife admirer with a particular fondness for avian species. He has been immersed in nature from an early age, starting with bike rides around his childhood neighborhood to hiking trips in Rocky Mountain National Park. We both enjoy the outdoors and camping and are looking forward to the thru-hiking experience.

If you want to learn more about why we named our blog “Shepherd & Teacher”, go check out our first post, APEST!

We’d love to hear from you; email us at shepherdandteacher18@gmail.com