Dianne Roberts is a Canadian-born professional photographer, writer, and publicist, whose photographs have appeared in various media worldwide, including National Geographic. She has worked in non-profit development and marketing for Port Townsend’s Northwest Maritime Center, where she helped complete a $17 million capital campaign that saw the opening of a significant new maritime educational and cultural facility in the spring of 2010. She was executive director of the Mount Everest International Peace Climb. She helped organize and fund two expeditions to K2, was a team member and official photographer on both, and set a high altitude record for North American women by ascending to nearly 8,000 meters without the use of bottled oxygen. An avid outdoors enthusiast, she is a climber, skier, blue-water sailor, and competitive rower, and also holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She and her husband Jim Whittaker have been partners in marriage, life, business, and adventure for more than forty years.