Tara's headshot

Tara with her dogs  Tara water skiing

BS in Education and Human Development 
Emphasis on Outdoor Recreation and Persons that have a Disability
American Sign Language
PSIA Adaptive Rocky Mountain Trainer
PSIA Tele-mark Level 3
Yoga Alliance 200 Hours
Wilderness Guide

"Live the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where were you born and/or raised?
I was born and raised in Medicine Lake, Minnesota.  It's near Minneapolis.

How long have you lived in Crested Butte?
I've lived in CB for 17 Years. (On and off for a few years but 17 winters, for sure)

Why did you choose to work with people with disabilities?
I did not choose my career. It chose me. Working with people that have a disability just sort of happened.

How did you come to work with the ASC? How long have you been here?
I chose to do my internship with the ASC in 1996 because it got me back to the mountains skiing. I was working as a wilderness guide for an organization that specialized with the integration of people in the outdoors. I was one of two of the Adaptive Sports Center’s very first interns in 1996/1997. 

How long have you been skiing/snowboarding?
I've been skiing for apx. 25 years.

What's your favorite restaurant in Crested Butte?
Favorite CB restaurant is always changing.
What is your favorite ski resort?
I HEART Crested Butte!!!!