Where are you originally from? Connecticut and Maine.

What brought you to the Roaring Fork Valley and how long have you been here? I’ve been spending summers in Colorado since I was 16 and always knew I wanted to live here. I officially moved here 12 years ago to work on a ranch and to help my sister raise her two kids.

What was your most interesting or unusual job? I worked one summer as a carpenter’s assistant on a ranch in the middle of the mountains.

Why did you apply to RFL? I was referred by Theresa Anuszewski and recognized it as an opportunity to expand my social networks, improve my leadership skills, and make a difference in our community.

What is your definition of success? I define success as living a life you love, filled with strong relationships, memorable experiences, and overcoming challenges.

What are you most proud of in the last year? I saved up and bought a Jeep Wrangler – it is the first nice vehicle I’ve ever owned, and was something I’ve always wanted since I moved to the mountains.

What do you regret not doing in the last year? Not hiking a 14er. I was injured mid-July and unable to hike the remainder of the summer.

What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before? Hike a 14er.

Anything you would like to share so far about your RFL experience? It’s been a really incredible experience that has given me new relationships and presented me with new challenges.

What’s the best advice you ever heard?  “Never half ass two things, whole ass one thing.” – Ron Swanson.