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Development Coordinator / Instructor
M.A. Adventure Education from Prescott College
B.S. Adventure Recreation from Green Mountain College
Semester in Patagonia’s National Outdoor Leadership School
Wilderness EMT from Wilderness Medical Institute
EMT-IV from The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
PSIA Level 2 Adaptive Ski Instructor
Advanced PADI Open Water Scuba
Ropes Course Facilitator from Adventure Experiences Inc.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own.  And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.” –Dr. Seuss

Maggie Burke comes to the ASC from Vermont, with a passion for getting folks with disabilities out and active. Maggie graduated from Green Mountain College with a Bachelor’s in Adventure Recreation. She recently finished her Master’s in Adventure Education with a focus in Adaptive Sports from Prescott College. Maggie is a level II adaptive certified PSIA ski instructor, Wilderness First Responder, and completed an adaptive paddling workshop with the America Canoe Association. Maggie previously worked for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports as the program and development coordinator. In her free time she enjoys skiing, sailing, backpacking, road cycling and reading good books.

Where were you born and/or raised?

Born in upstate New York. Raised all over: Idaho, Florida, Colorado, Kansas, and Vermont.
 
How long have you lived in Crested Butte?
2.5 years
 
Why did you choose to work with people with disabilities?
I did an internship at Vermont Adaptive for college credit. I fell in love with working with people with disabilities there. I enjoy hearing participants’ stories, and the amazing ways they have overcome or faced the challenges that they have been given. I think adaptive sports are a great avenue for dispelling stereotypes about people with disabilities. I enjoy writing grants for the ASC to help us grow as an organization and stay at the forefront of technology and practices in the industry.
 
How did you come to work with the ASC? How long have you been here?
I came to work for the Adaptive Sports Center because I heard about what an incredible program it is. I had a fabulous first impression running into Chris Hensley, Chris Read and Pat Addabbo at national conferences. When I came to visit, I was enthralled with the mountain, the atmosphere and the people here in town. It is a magical place that reminds me of never-never land.
 
How long have you been skiing/snowboarding?
Since I started walking.
 
What's your favorite restaurant in Crested Butte?
Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill
 
What is your favorite ski resort?
Crested Butte!