Dena MT Eaton (the MT is for Marie Thompson), that’s me! I received my Bachelors of Art History with Distinction from SUNY at Buffalo and my Masters in Architecture with Honors from Arizona State University. I also have done graduate work in Sports Psychology with focus on mental training. I have practiced as an architectural designer as well as marketing coordinator for several US-based firms, but my true love is photography and painting.
My somewhat "wild and crazy" life has led to extensive travels in Europe, Oceana, Asia, the Arctic, and Pacific Rim countries often in tandem with racing Ironman triathlons from 2005-2008 (12 in total). In 2008 I switched to track cycling and after Masters and Elite championship medals, I won all five races in the 2010 World Masters Championships in Portugal. I can frequently be found hiking, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, as well as ice and rock climbing when I am not able to run away out of the country.
I am also Adjunct Faculty at Palomar College teaching Architectural History. I have also taught studios, materials and methods classes, and architectural theory.
I am a PADI Master Scuba Instructor and have logged over 2,000 dives in cold southern California and PNW waters.
Finally, I a freelance writer focusing on two areas of expertise: architecture and the outdoor industries. Some of her clients include: Outdoor Industry companies, Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Empire Ride "Empire Blog", Carlsbad Lifestyle Magazine, Backcountry.com, PlanetCampingUK, Active Arcadiana, Cyclist.ca, Outdoorsmanlab.com. Dena also designed a monograph for Argentinian artist Santiago Quesnal and is currently editing Extreme Latitude, a book about Arctic and Antarctic research.
Please contact her with freelance opportunities.