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Antonio Valdez

Antonio Valdez
  • Western Colorado University: Bachelors of Arts ub Psychology, Clinical and Counseling. Minor in Art
  • PSIA Alpine 1
  • Colorado Raft Guide
  • Sierra Rescue Swiftwater Certificate  
  • 2019 Sam's Scholarship Recipient 
  • 2018 Adaptive Sports Center Rookie Volunteer of The Year

Where were you born and / or raised? 
I was born is Boulder, Colorado and grew up in near by Niwot Colorado. 

What's your favorite quote or something that you live by? 
"Joy is untouched by circumstance” Joy is the guiding principle throughout my life and what I strive for everyday.

How long have you been skiing / snowboarding? 
I’ve been sliding on snow for longer then I can remember, but that might be a personal problem.

How did you come to work with the Adaptive Sports Center? How long have you lived in Crested Butte? 
I’ve lived in Gunnison, for about 5 years while in college at Western. I got involved with ASC as pass a volunteer.

Why did you choose to work with people with disabilities? 
It just kind of happened. 

What's your favorite thing about working at the Adaptive Sports Center? 
I love getting to share the stoke! And who doesn’t love getting to be outside with rad people.

What do you do in your free time? 
I tend to like going up hills on skis or a bike, occasionally I enjoy the downhill part, too. My goal is to ride all 750+ miles of trails in Gunnison county. 

What's a fun fact about yourself? 
My sister and I are both named after the first round draft pick of the Denver Nuggets the year we were born. Thanks dad.