Thomas and Allyson Checkley were married on May 29th, 2010. In January of 2013 they moved to Denver, Colorado, and began exploring the Rocky Mountains. Currently, Thomas is an RN working in a level 2 trauma emergency department in Aurora, Colorado. Thomas has a background in Neuroscience and prior to his RN and EMT work he taught Biology as an adjunct professor for various colleges and universities in Colorado and Texas. Thomas does most of the photography for Take A Walk and works on the website design and functionality.

Allyson obtained her PhD in Molecular Carcinogenesis in 2012 and currently works as a clinical researcher.  Prior to that she worked at UC Denver’s Anschutz campus in a lab whose focus is breast cancer research. Allyson loves writing and does most of the writing for Take A Walk. Allyson’s adventurous spirit is the main reason Take A Walk exists today. It was her idea to start a page for recording all the adventures.