Programming Intern
WFR and CPR, BA in process

“I have arrived. I am home. My destination is in each step." --Thich Nhat Hanh

Having found lecture-based education to be less effective than experiential education, Connor enrolled in a semester course with Colorado Outward Bound School. This step launched him into the outdoor education and recreation world, and he pursued it as both a student and a teacher for the following couple of years. After enrolling at Western State Colorado University, he heard the name “Adaptive Sports Center” mentioned with some reverence and enthusiasm. After that, it was simply a matter of time before he was drawn to the mountains and people of Crested Butte’s Adaptive Sports Center.

Where were you born and/or raised?

I was born in Colorado Springs, and raised therein as well as in Monument, Denver, Woodland Park, Breckenridge, CO and a handful of other mountain-loving communities.

How long have you lived in Crested Butte?
I have been in the Gunnison Valley for about a year.

Why did you choose to work with people with disabilities? 

After working with Colorado Outward Bound School, I wanted a chance to work with more specialized populations, a wider demographic and to experience once the more the joy of working philanthropically!

How did you come to work with the ASC? How long have you been here?
I spoke to someone I worked with at a day camp who was wearing an ASC jacket, and asked for a contact within the organization. After making connections with several current administrators, I managed to work my way to Ben Banker and the internship program! This is my first season with the Adaptive Sports Center.

How long have you been skiing/snowboarding?
I grew up on two planks, experimented with one, and can't remember a time when I didn't love sliding down a mountain.

What's your favorite restaurant in Crested Butte?
The Secret Stash. It has a cool atmosphere and great employees.

What is your favorite ski resort?
Crested Butte is amazing, but Monarch holds a special place in my heart.