For nearly 15 years, Melissa Goodwin has explored and perfected details inside the photo studios, restaurants and buildings of New York, creating still life, food and interior imagery for various editorial and commercial clients. She is now shifting her professional lens outside, to the people and places she meets through assignment or happenstance in the world at large.
Melissa is the founder and lead hiking guide of Girl Gotta Hike, providing information, encouragement and guided hiking trips for women of all ages. Her mission is to connect busy women with nature, confidence and camaraderie online and on-foot.
An avid backpacker, Melissa has hiked almost 3000 miles to date, including the Appalachian Trail, Long Trail and John Muir Trails.