Addison (she/her) was born and raised primarily in Houston, Texas although after a few years in Colorado, she calls the mountains her home. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Community Development with a minor in Communications from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches; the oldest town in Texas. During her time at SFASU she was Vice President of the Sustainability Club and helped the college initiate a “green fee” making sustainable conversions on campus possible. Throughout her time in college, she worked as a Trip Leader for Outdoor Pursuits, engaging students in great outdoor experiences including, camping, canoeing, backpacking, mountain biking, and hiking in regional and destination locations such as Big Bend National Park. Prior to graduation, she was accepted as part of an exclusive group of 12 students into Western Colorado University’s Mountain Resilience Gap Semester which focused on traveling the western slope of Colorado, experiencing sustainable methods of building and farming, as well as river restoration. Outside of work, Addison loves to travel, go on hikes with friends and her camera, do yoga, dance, and learn new languages.