I was born and raised in a big, crowded city in Texas but yearned for a different lifestyle from an early age. Having been afforded opportunity to travel quite a bit early in life, I knew that there would come a day when I’d have to explore a permanent change in scenery.
That change in scenery came in 1991 when I traded in my city shoes for hiking boots and headed for the mountains. I was working for Philmont Scout Ranch in the summers while attending Southwest Texas State University and fell absolutely in love with everything about Northern New Mexico.
After graduation, several of my friends and I decided to be ski bums for a year and headed for Angel Fire. I took a position with the Ski Patrol in 1993 and I’m still happily here. I’ve put down roots and love it as much as I did the first time I saw it. I think you will too.