We have expanded our team here at Walking Mountains – we recently welcomed four new educators and five summer naturalists. Below you’ll find quick bios from everyone, we hope you’ll get to meet some of these fine folks during a Walking Mountains program this summer.
Rose Delles grew up in Ouray, Colorado. Rose was a winter naturalist during the 2010/11 season and now joins Walking Mountains as an educator. She is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound where she mastered Biology and Environmental Studies. Rose has spent lots of time with various outdoor programs, science schools and adventure camps. She is also a fantastic poet!
Travis Long grew up in Oklahoma and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. He has a degree in Environmental Science. Travis also joins us from the winter naturalist crew. Prior to Walking Mountains, Travis spent two years as an Environmental Education Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Paraguay. This summer you’ll find Travis out fly fishing, hiking and enjoying the outdoor concert series.
Amy Marino is a Colorado native, born and raised in Thornton. She recently graduated from Prescott College with a degree in Outdoor Education Program Administration. Again we are lucky to have a previous naturalist stepping up to the educator postion – Amy was a summer naturalist for Walking Mountains in 2010. She is a mountain girl at heart and is passionate to share everything she loves about our high elevation environment.
Pete Wadden grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College where he mastered Environmental studies, History and French. Recently Pete finished a job as a field instructor at an outdoor education center in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. He has also spend much time teaching English and cultural studies in France. Pete is excited to learn our natural history and study a new mountain ecosystem. Welcome to the only newbie on the educator crew!
Jessica Foulis is originally from Northern Virginia. She majored in Wildlife Sciences at Virginia Tech University. Jessica has been in the Valley for over two years working previously for Vail Resorts trying to positively impact their environmental programs. She is excited to spend time in the beautiful Eagle Valley doing what she loves!
Whitney Walker has lived in many places, most recently Denver. She is a student at Colorado State University where she studies Natural Resources Management. Whitney is passionate about conneting people with nature, she’s excited to get started with her first environmental education job.
Jessica Lewis is originally from Rutland, Vermont. She recently graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in Environmental Science. Jess is passionate about the geosciences but new to the Colorado region; she is excited to explore the Rocky Mountains.
Nikki Bauman is originally from North Carolina. She is a graduate of Clemson University where her focus was conservation biology. Nikki previously worked as a science instructor at Newfound Harbor Marine Institute in Seacamp, FL. She is looking forward to leaving the beach behind in favor of the “Colorado Experience”.
Kate Iberg is originally from Chicago but has also lived in many places. She holds a degree in anthropology and is fluent in French. Kate was first introduced to Colorado via seasonal work at Winter Park, she is excited to get back to the Rockies and explore our beautiful Valley.
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