I'm a Colorado native, born in Denver. We moved when I was 2, so I haven't lived there in many years. It always feels like home when I'm in Colorado. I was a faux Army brat, my Dad was Civil Service, working for the Dept of the Army. We lived in Tennessee, Georgia & Pennsylvania before moving to California when I was in 7th grade. I graduated from UCSB with a BA in Economics. My skiing 'career' began during my Freshman year in college. After graduation I didn't ski for 5 or 6 years before I returned to the sport. A few years later I began a string of years where I skied 30+ days a season which wasn't enough. That turned into skiing 60+ days a season for close to 20 years. This season, with the COVID closures, is the first time I've been under 30 ski days in overs 30 years. I began attending SLO Skiers meetings in the mid 1980s & was regularly on weekend trips by 1987. For many years I volunteered with the Outdoor Club at Cal Poly & lead ski trips for them for about 10 years starting in 1985.
I was SLO Skiers Trip Director for 6 years & President for 2 years during the 2000s.
In 2012 I became the President & Festival Director of BMSCC, the non-profit that runs the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival.
With the cancellation of the festival this year, due to the virus, I have the time to join the team with SLO Skiers.
I'm very happy to return to the Board & assist in any way I can.