Charlotte Kaufman grew up in Alaska and started traveling internationally at the age of 16. A sailor since 2005, she and her family were part of a dramatic at-sea rescue in the spring of 2014 while en route to the South Pacific. She has just completed a memoir about the experience and is seeking to publish. Charlotte is the founder of Women Who Sail, a group of over 15,000 female sailors. After losing their sailboat, she and her husband moved their family to Mammoth Lakes, California, swapping adventures at sea for the mountains. In 2017 she founded Mammoth Women Writers, a writing group dedicated to building a community of women and non-binary writers in the Eastern Sierras. Charlotte's work has appeared multiple times in San Diego Magazine.