Maureen grew up in the Elk Mountains in central Colorado where she and her family regularly backpacked, skied, and hunted depending on the season. It was in these mountains where she developed a deep love of and interest in protecting natural landscapes. After graduating from Lewis and Clark College in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in English, she began working as an outdoor educator for NOLS and other similar organizations. Eventually, Maureen moved from the hustle and bustle of Colorado to Lander, Wyoming, in 2013 where she worked as the evacuation supervisor for NOLS, supporting field faculty throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Maureen eagerly joined the Wyoming Outdoor Council in 2020 with an interest in helping people of all ages strengthen their connection to and ability to advocate for natural landscapes and resources in Wyoming.