What made you want to be an Ambassador? And how many trips have you done?
I did not go looking to be an Ambassador—it found me! I was Susan Eckert’s (Adventure Women’s founder) ski instructor at Bridger Bowl in 1996, and she asked if I would like to help her with her business. When I said yes, I had no idea she would send me on trips all over the world to be the company’s representative. (I guess I thought she would have me help in her office with mailings or answering the phone.) Don’t know how many trips….1-2 per year….too many to count.
Is there one question you get asked EVERY time on EVERY trip?
“What is your favorite trip? ” My answer is usually “my last trip.” Sorry, I won’t (or can’t?) say, because every trip is unique.
What is your second love, after travel?
Flyfishing!!!! ….or maybe my flower garden, or powder skiing.
I have a special place in my heart for sitting in the sun on the deck of my mother’s house looking at the mountains of Colorado, listening to the wind in the trees, watching the deer and elk (and other wild critters).
What sound do you love?
My grandchildren laughing.
What’s the craziest or most out-of-character thing you’ve done?
Hitchhiked across Colorado.
Describe your life in one word.
You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t get rid of it. What would you do with it?
I would try to include it as part of our family (after all, elephants are very family oriented). Unfortunately, I am not sure an elephant would adapt very well to Montana winters, and we might have to consider relocating our family to Africa.
What’s something that you’ve tried, that you’ll never, ever try again.
Would you rather be able to breathe underwater or have the agility of a cat?