I know how to drive a tractor, weld, weave, back-up a trailer, and bake a mean cake thanks to growing up in rural Wisconsin with a fantastic family that has always encouraged my independent spirit.
I barrel raced horses, showed horses and dairy cattle, and created tons of art projects throughout my middle school to college years. I worked on a large horse farm, which included whelping out litters of puppies, caring for foals and injured horses, and training and exercising show horses. After graduating with a BS in Animal Science I worked for a Equine Veterinary clinic and Animal Nutrition company in Madison, WI. The itch to spread my wings prompted a move to Phoenix, AZ to work for an Equine Pharmaceutical company. While living there I discovered Telluride. I loved it so much I decided to move there. So I loaded my trusty Land Cruiser with my labrador retriever Luke, and my belongings and headed for the San Juans. I lived in Ophir for a couple years before leaving for grad school at the University of Denver. In May 2011 I permanently moved back to Telluride with Luke and my partner in crime Eric.
My personal interests include local history and geology, hand loom weaving, music, gardening, running, Nordic skiing, and cycling. I raced mountain bikes, with my career peaking with podiums at multiple 24 hour endurance races and the completion of La Ruta de los Conquistadores, a multi day mountain bike race across Costa Rica. I still enjoy riding mountain and road bikes, although have not competed in a few years.
I love exploring the mountains around Telluride and Ophir on foot and bicycle and there are always new things to see and discover!