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Maura Roche

  • Bachelor's Degree from Colorado College in Religious Studies Major and History Minor
  • PSIA Adaptive Level 3  
  • PSIA Children's Specialist Level 1
  • Licensed Massage Therapist

Where were you born and / or raised? 
Haverhill, MA

What's your favorite quote or something that you live by? 
"I know God won't give me anything I can't handle, I just wish He (She) wouldn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa

How long have you been skiing / snowboarding? 
​My grandfather taught me to ski when I was 4 years old. So a while now.

How did you come to work with the Adaptive Sports Center? How long have you lived in Crested Butte? 
​I noticed the Adaptive Sports Center out on the hill my first winter in Crested Butte and thought how cool! I started out as a volunteer and worked my way up: VTI (Volunteer to Instructor), Instructor, VTI Trainer and now Winter Training Coordinator. I moved to CB September 2007. 

Why did you choose to work with people with disabilities? 
It's a super rewarding career, I get to connect with really amazing people who I learn so much from every day.

What's your favorite thing about working at the Adaptive Sports Center? 
The participants. 

What do you do in your free time? 
Snuggle, my dog Hank, who also goes by Frank. I like to drink coffee in foreign countries and row my boat down rivers.

What's a fun fact about yourself? 
I have my motorcycle license and my gang's name is the Chrome Tulips.