About the Author
Former University of Oregon Adjunct Faculty teaching Fitness Walking, Tyler Burgess, owner of Walk With Me, coaches marathon walking groups and organizes and leads walking tours around the world. Born in the shadow of the Bighorn Mountains, Burgess grew up on a cattle ranch near Sheridan, Wyoming. While earning a degree in Business at the University of Wyoming, she married, had two children and later divorced. In Burgess's 40's she played soccer, did triathlons, multi-sport events solo, marathons and solo backpack trips. Since starting Walk With Me in 2000, Tyler Burgess has become a fitness walking instructor, teaching people good walking form and technique and training them to walk marathons. The walking tours grew out of requests of the walkers; a hike across England, Italy, pilgrim walk in France and USA cities of Boston, New York City, Washington DC. Morocco and German hiking and wine-tasting are new tours. Walking and sketching together evolved on Burgess's Pilgrim Walk to Santiago, Spain. The Eugene, Oregon Walks developed over many years of walking in Eugene. Future guidebooks planned are Oregon Urban Walks Near I-5 and Seattle Walks.