Born and raised in Alabama, Harper learned to climb at sandstone crags across the southeast. She spent her weekends throughout college leading outdoor adventure trips for the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has had a passion for guiding ever since. She recently fell in love with the endless opportunities for climbing in the west – from the fat cracks of Vedauwoo to the desert towers of Utah. She currently splits her time between Estes Park and Laramie, WY. On her off days Harper can be found touring the country’s gravel roads by bicycle or sipping a cup of coffee on her front porch.
Harper is an AMGA certified Single Pitch Instructor, a WMI Wilderness First Responder, and a Leave No Trace Trainer. She also holds a M.A. in Sociology and Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Wyoming and has worked as a crew leader with the Wyoming Conservation Corps.