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Programming Intern

Completing BA in Recreation and Outdoor Education with a Psychology minor at Western State Colorado UniversityAIARE Avalanche 1
Leave No Trace Master Educator
Wilderness First Responder
 
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain
 
Eric moved to Colorado four years ago to pursue education and spend time in the mountains. Two years ago he enrolled at WSCU in Gunnison and fell in love with living, working and playing in the Gunnison Valley area. His favorite ways to spend time outside are skiing, backpacking and fishing.
 
Where were you born and/or raised?
I was born in Alma, Michigan but grew up and spent most of my life in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

How long have you lived in Crested Butte?
I have lived in Gunnison for two and a half years, this will be my first time living in Crested Butte.

Why did you choose to work with people with disabilities?
I have worked with people with disabilities in different settings in the past and find it to be unique and gratifying. 

How did you come to work with the ASC? How long have you been here?
I have volunteered the past two winters and was an instructor for part of the last summer.

How long have you been skiing/snowboarding?
I started skiing around 6-years-old and skied into my early 20's. I picked it back up a few years ago when I moved to Colorado after a few years off.

What's your favorite restaurant in Crested Butte? 
Gas Cafe for breakfast, Teocali Tamale for lunch/dinner, Brick Oven for apres.

What is your favorite ski resort?
Crested Butte, but it all started for me at Bittersweet in Otsego, MI.