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?
Well, I do a little food service work still, serving and bartending for some local events and private dinner parties. I also still volunteer occasionally for zero waste and other sustainability events locally. I love to participate and give back in the community. Often my "other" things are also about helping people in some way.
- Whats your favorite way to spend time in the outdoors?
A long stroll on the beach before sunset.... oh, never mind, my head was someplace else (maybe I wasn't ready for zero degree weather yet, in October). I love snowboarding and I love our mountains! Hiking & walking... in the woods or the city, BBQ's or meals with friends, outdoor summer concerts, camping, going places I've never been, seeing amazing natural wonders & beautiful views - it all makes me smile.
- What is your favorite food?
La Bottega's Chicken Cheesesteak
- What is your favorite animal?
Tiger - absolutely beautiful creatures! They love the water, protect their young and are found in amazing diverse habitats. They are vulnerable to extinction - around 4,000 tigers roam today - 93% of historical tiger lands have disappeared primarily because of expanding human activity - saving tigers means saving forests that are vital to the health of the planet. The tiger is important to the health and diversity of the ecosystems in which they live, as they are a top predator, meaning they maintaining the balance between prey herbivores and the vegetation upon which they feed; the tiger's presence in the forest is an indicator of the health of the ecosystem.
- What is your favorite science or nature fact?
The first law of thermodynamics: energy can neither be created nor destroyed; energy can only be transferred or changed from one form to another. - WOW! The possibilities are endless!
- What is a fun or interesting fact about yourself?
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sustainability Studies exactly 20 years after I received my Associate of Arts degree. I wish Sustainability would have been as prominent as it is today 20 years ago, then it may not have taken me so long to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. ;)