A Centennial State native, my love for climbing and skiing mountains began in 1998 with my arrival in Aspen. I finished climbing the 14ers in 2005, and in 2010 became the first woman to ski them all. Later that same year, I completed climbing the Centennials, notching a few ski descents along the way. By 2015, along with Ted and Chris Davenport, I had skied those same peaks, the 100 tallest mountains in the state. In 2011 and 2016, I was honored to be nominated for the Sportswomen of Colorado Award for ski mountaineering.
I’ve completed fifteen Elk Mountain Grand Traverses, many with Ted, 20 ultra marathons including the grueling Wasatch, Leadville, and Bear 100’s, the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim, and the Zion Traverse.
I’ve summited high peaks in South America as well as the 22,500-foot Ama Dablam in the Himalayas, and have skied around the world, including classics such as the Haute Route, the Bugaboos to Rogers Pass Traverse. When I’m not in Aspen working as the Development Director for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), I love getting out in the mountains; the farther and higher, the better.
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