Lee Maynard is a 5th generation northern Michigander raised on frequent family backcountry camping trips, hikes and paddles. She's worked for trails, rivers, ranches, reefs, rock walls and resorts after studying Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M (Whoop!) as well as for graduate school at Lincoln University in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Based in Central Lake (with an adventure bag always packed) Lee enjoys northern Michigan life with her family.