Naomi joined the ROW Adventures team in 2011, after returning from an internship with the UNHCR in Romania. Born in Coeur d’Alene, ID, Naomi grew up skiing and exploring the outdoors. She also moved a lot throughout her child hood and believes this nomadic upbringing cultivated her love of travel. After completing her bachelor’s degree at Gonzaga University, Naomi worked as an actor for almost 8 years in Venice, California. Here, she also fell in love with yoga. In 2008, Naomi retired from acting and moved to Japan for a few years. Naomi returned to her hometown to pursue a Master’s degree in Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, which she will complete in the spring of 2014. While her plan was never to settle down in Coeur d’Alene, Naomi met her now husband and quickly decided there were far worse places to live in than Coeur d’Alene. In her free time, Naomi leads an active life, and can be found skiing, trail running, kayaking, practicing yoga or pretty much anything else that brings her outdoors with her husband Steve and their dog Australian shepherd/ blue heeler mix, Rally Doggins.