Heather Balogh Rochfort

About Heather


I don’t think that building my dream career should be at odds with helping you establish yours. With a B.S in journalism and an M.Ed in education, I’ve thrown a lot of money at degrees that enable me to help others learn how to build their own dream freelance writing career.

I started small, mentoring a few women I met at tradeshows. But over time, I realized the demand was greater than my early-morning email sessions allowed. I created a course, Pitches That Sell: Build a thriving freelance writing career by mastering the art of the pitch, and the first round sold out in less than 10 seconds. Even better: my students went on to land bylines for The New York Times, Outside, and REI.

Why is my course successful? Because I teach what I know, and I know how to be a freelance writer.

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Hey there! I’m Heather Balogh Rochfort.

I’m a mountain-living Colorado freelance journalist, author, educator, and online personality who took a tiny travel blog and snowballed it into an award-winning writing career built on the outdoor adventures I hold close to my heart. With five book contracts to my name and bylines in publications like The Washington Post, Men’s Journal, Outside, Backpacker, and Afar magazine, I’ve carved out my niche as an established adventure writer.

Let’s be real: it wasn’t the smoothest of rides. No one teaches you how to become a freelance writer so I spent the better part of a decade figuring out how to land my dream career. I worked in public relations. I taught ski school and CrossFit and Special Olympics track. I taught middle school Spanish. I even spent a decade managing my family’s landscaping business while working on my freelance side hustle.

But then, our daughter arrived in this world. I knew I wanted two things: more income and more time at home with her. It was time to leap and I’ve never looked back.

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Whether you’re trying backpacking for the first time, need a few camping laughs, or want to read about America’s most inspiring adventurers, I’ve written a book for you.