Alida lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with The Wonder Dog, Seva. When she’s not writing, editing, or teaching, she’s probably walking Seva or driving her to one of her gigs as a demonstration dog for Helping Paws. Alida does all the talking at these gigs, but Seva is the star of the show. Alida likes to say that Seva is in PR and she is just the chauffeur.
Other passions include cycling, rock climbing, kayaking, and camping. If there’s enough snow on the ground, she snowshoes in the winter.