EMILY KRALL OSTERMAN
Founder & Executive Director
Emily graduated from Whitman College with a BA in Environmental Studies and Sociology. A native of Steamboat Springs, she moved to Boulder after graduating from college to work at Natural Capitalism Solutions, an environmental non-profit that provides green solutions to businesses. She then worked as a teacher at Thorne Natural Science School, and as the Outreach Development Coordinator at INSTAAR (Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research), a research institute of the University of Colorado. Emily took these experiences with her to Steamboat Springs. Her encounters working at her parents’ independent bookstore, Off the Beaten Path, along with her love for the outdoors and teaching, guided her to found BookTrails.
Emily is an avid outdoors-woman and loves to explore the Colorado backcountry and Taos, New Mexico. She enjoys skiing, rafting, hiking and traveling. She has extensive traveling experience in Latin America and the American West and is fluent in Spanish. She also loves to cook and spend time with her golden retriever and camp dog, June. Emily’s husband, Jordan, is also a big supporter of BookTrails and can often be found fixing things at camp! Emily and Jordan welcomed their son, Griffin, in January of 2018.