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richard kayaking    richard hiking through trees

Degree in Recreation with an Emphasis on Outdoor Adventure Education
Wilderness First Responder
Leave No Trace Master Educator 
A pretty darn good DJ if you ask Chris Read

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."

Where were you born and/or raised?
I was born and raised in a city called Sikeston, located in the boot heel of Missouri.

How long have you lived in Crested Butte?
I have lived in Crested Butte for 18,024 hours and 11 minutes; or roughly 2 years, 21 days, 5 hours, and 11 minutes.

Why did you choose to work with people with disabilities?
Years ago I had no clue that adaptive outdoor recreation existed. Almost out of college I was looking for my first real guiding job and stumbled upon an Adaptive program in Minnesota. There I discovered a passion for this field and have worked in it ever since.

How did you come to work with the ASC? How long have you been here?
I came to ASC for a winter internship following college. I enjoyed the winter at ASC so much that I interned again the following summer and have been involved in the program in varying capacities ever since. Making my time around the ASC roughly 2 years, 21 days, 5 hours, and 20 minutes. (Subject to change)

How long have you been skiing/snowboarding?
This season marks my 3rd as a skier. I would also like to learn how to snowboard this season.

What's your favorite restaurant in Crested Butte?

What is your favorite ski resort?
The one and only Mt. Crested Butte.