Bio: From catching my first fish at the age of four on my grandma's farm in Michigan, to growing up in Wyoming hunting, fishing, and camping, I have always felt more at home outside than in. While traveling to visit family, my mom would always take breaks at state parks and historic sites. These experiences have instilled in me a passion for history and the outdoors. I love working with people (especially kids) and enjoy teaching others about the outdoors - or anything, really! I have a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming and am a volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor.
I Am A State Park Ambassador Because:
I am a State Parks Ambassador because I love the outdoors and my best memories are from times that I've spent outside. As a Youth Ambassador I want to inspire our youth to get outside and explore the natural world, while leading a healthy, active, outdoor lifestyle. I want them to experience the same peace and happiness that I have when I am outdoors.
Schools Attended: Laramie County Community College, University of Wyoming, University of Virginia
First State Park: Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming
Favorite State Park: Hot Springs State Park, Wyoming
Park I Am Really Eager To Visit: Custer State Park, South Dakota
I've Visited State Parks In: Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming
Coolest Thing I've Seen In Parks:
The sunrise at Hot Springs State Park. It's also great to see people get excited about the park they are visiting.
Interests: Family and Friends, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Reading
Music Played At My Campfire: Oldies, Rock 'n Roll, Country
What Not To Miss In My State's Parks: The unique geology, cultural history, and wildlife.
Who I Would Go On A Hike With If I Could: Sacajawea
This Sums It All Up For Me: From my friend, Joe Dirt: "Life's a garden; dig it!"