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Regina Meckes

Regina Meckes
  • Bachelor's Degree in Tourism and Financial Management
  • AASI Adaptive Snowboard Level I
  • AASI Snowboard Level I   
  • PSIA Adaptive Alpine I
  • PSIA Alpine Level I
  • Children's Specialist I

Where were you born and / or raised? 
I was born and raised in Cordoba, Argentina.

What's your favorite quote or something that you live by? 
I try to live simply and to the fullest.

How long have you been skiing / snowboarding? 
I have been skiing and snowboarding for ten years.

How did you come to work with the Adaptive Sports Center? How long have you lived in Crested Butte? 
I came to Crested Butte for the first time in 2009 and moved here permanently in 2015. I was introduced to the Adaptive Sports Center by a friend and absolutely fell in love with the program and everyone involved. I instantly knew I wanted to work for this organization. I volunteered for three seasons and became a Winter Instructor in 2016.

Why did you choose to work with people with disabilities? 
Coming from a developing country where opportunities for people with disabilities are very limited, I wanted to be part of this program that enhances their lives and shows them that they can do anything.

What's your favorite thing about working at the Adaptive Sports Center? 
My favorite thing about working at the Adaptive Sports Center is helping my students reach goals, conquer fears and watching them succeed.

What do you do in your free time? 
In my free time, I like snowboarding and biking in the trees, dancing and traveling the world.

What's a fun fact about yourself? 
It's hard to speak in English when I'm really cold.