Rachael Schultz

Editorial Director

Rachael Schultz is the Editorial Director of Wide Open Spaces. She has over a decade of experience writing and editing for Men's Journal, Shape, Insider Reviews, Gear Patrol, Forbes Vetted, Travel + Leisure, and other national publications.

Raised a city person, Rachael moved to a small mountain town outside Aspen, Colorado, by herself and on a whim, in 2017 and dove head first into learning how to be outdoorsy as an adult. With the help of friends and the internet, she built out her Honda Element and van-lifed around the country for six months, spent 21 days rafting the Grand Canyon, and finally—finally—understands how to ski powder and how to hold on tight to a mountain bike catapulting downhill.

She feels most passionate about helping others feel empowered and equipped to experience new adventures at any age, and reminding everyone it's okay to be slow outdoors.

Most days, you can find her happiest ripping groomers, sitting by the river with a good book, or snuggling her dog, Crocodile.