How did you discover Western?
During the late ’90s, some of my family moved to the Crested Butte, and I started visiting when I was quite young. With a deep love for outdoor activities, choosing this place for college just felt like the most natural decision. As I explored the area on my own, I fell head over heels for it and decided to make Gunnison my long-term home.
What are some of the highlights of your career?
I’ve earned 19 awards from the Colorado Press Association.
What excites you most about your field?
I’m particularly excited about my involvement in the Partnership Program, where I anticipate witnessing the multifaceted projects between majors and the potential for student growth that can be achieved.
What is your favorite thing about the Gunnison Valley?
One of the delightful ‘challenges’ of residing in this locale is deciding which sport or hobby to indulge in at the end of the day.
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