Growing up in Buffalo, NY taught me to embrace winter and all the wonderful things it brings. I love teaching on the Grand Mesa trails and helping new and experienced skiers find the joy in gliding across snow! Spending a year in Finland while I was in college solidified my love of winter and nordic skiing. I have cross country skied on 3 continents--North America, Europe, and Antarctica--and have skied Finland's Rajalta Rajalle (Border to Border) Tour twice. After a 30 year teaching career, I retired in 2014 and have been spending my time enjoying all the great outdoor activities I can.