Ilana is a mother to two adventurous daughters, Registered Trauma/Emergency Department Nurse, and endurance mountain enthusiast – an accomplished rock and ice climber, skier, snowboarder, mountain runner, and avid adventurer. A near fatal accident in 2018 left Ilana with a new disability; bringing her biggest life challenge to head, a relentless journey of adaptation to continue her pursuit of long, hard days in the mountains.

Ilana is the founder of Thrillseekers Anonymous, a seasoned presenter, writer, and has been featured in various media outlets including Women Who Hike: Walking with America’s Most Inspiring Adventurers by Heather Balogh Rochfort, the February 2015 issue of ‘Climbing’ magazine, December 2013 issue of ‘Rock and Ice’ magazine, December/January 2013 issue of ‘Gripped Climbing’ magazine, Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons (How To Climb Series) by Dave Black, and Pasadena Magazine; as well as a Climbing Expert on MTV’s Parental Control (Season 7 – “Heather”).