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Nicole Kuzdzal

Nicole Kuzdzal
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Health Studies with minors in Recreation and Health Communication from Ithaca College 
  • Master of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from SUNY Cortland
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
  • WFR Certified
  • LNT (Leave No Trace) Trainer

Where were you born and / or raised? 
Born in Buffalo, NY. Raised in Allegany, NY

What's your favorite quote or something that you live by? 
Let it Be.

How long have you been skiing / snowboarding? 
I started skiing when I was 8 years old (2003) and was on my high school's ski club!

How did you come to work with the Adaptive Sports Center? How long have you lived in Crested Butte? 
I started in the Summer of 2020 as a programming intern and loved it so much I came back for another season!

Why did you choose to work with people with disabilities? 
I believe that all people should be able to experience the outdoors no matter their ability and I have always wanted to be a part of making that experience accessible.

What's your favorite thing about working at the Adaptive Sports Center? 
As someone who has a family member with a disability, I love how fully inclusive our programs are! Whole families and friends can participate in the same activities together no matter their abilities!

What do you do in your free time? 
When I'm not skiing or climbing you can find me knitting in my hammock or baking some tasty treats!

What's a fun fact about yourself? 
I've been to 48/50 states!