Meet our staff! Walking Mountains staff is full of brilliant, interesting and funny individuals. We want the community that might not have a chance to work with them or participate in their program to get to know our staff. Trust us-- our staff makes all the difference! Join us Fridays for a new blog post. Click the tag at the bottom for more spotlights!
- How long have you lived in Eagle County? Where did you live before?
- What inspires you, in regards to your job?
- Where else in the community do you work or volunteer?
I am involved with Can Do MS because I live with multiple sclerosis. I was so lucky to have this amazing resource right down the street from me when I was diagnosed, and I think that everyone suffering from this disease should have access to their programs. For several years now, Walking Mountains has had a fundraising team for their Ski for MS day at Vail and it's really fun! I also do a lot of voter registration.
- Whats your favorite way to spend time in the outdoors?
I like birding and rafting. Combining the two while floating through a beautiful canyon would be a perfect day for me.
- What is your favorite food?
I've got to say that as a vegan, people often assume that my diet is limited, but I consider myself a foodie. I have been vegan now for 18 years and I love the food that I eat! It's hard to pick a favorite but I'm not sure I could live without homemade spaghetti.
- What is your favorite animal?
Local: beavers. Worldwide: elephants. I think I find stoutly-built animals the cutest.
- What is your favorite science or nature fact?
I know so much (some would say way too much) about beavers from leading many Beaver Pond Tours from the Vail Nature Center over the years. Did you know that beavers have a matriarchal society, meaning that the females are pretty much in charge of the family?
- What is a fun or interesting fact about yourself?
I have been completely obsessed with the Beatles since I was 9 years old. I am serious. I try to contain my obsession now but I will accept any memorabilia you might want to clear from your attic.