Born and raised an Okie I slowly migrated out west after discovering my love of the mountains. My husband Dave and I took a six month road trip across the U.S. in 2007 looking for a new place to call home to flee the crowds and long commute of Colorado’s Front Range and Missoula won the challenge.
I first happened upon Five Valleys Audubon when pouring through the Independent trying to find ways to explore and get involved in my new community. What kept me coming back to the monthly meetings and taking every field trip possible was the welcoming members who obviously shared the same love of the natural world and commitment to conservation that I do. I’m honored to be a part of Five Valleys as a board member and Program Coordinator and I can only hope to reach the high bar set by Carolyn Goren of finding fascinating speakers to enrich our meetings.