Kathe graduated from Fort Lewis College with a BA in Education and a Colorado Teaching Certificate in 1974. She worked in the local school districts as a substitute teacher for 20 years in addition to restaurant management.
A longtime resident of Colorado, Kathe’s love of the outdoors and a sincere desire to enhance public lands, through education and volunteering led her to SJMA. She began as the part-time coordinator of the Ghost Rider’s program in 1997. Two years later Kathe became the full-time Volunteer Program Director.
Kathe has been instrumental in the development of many of the SJMA programs such as, Adopt a Road and Trail programs and the Alternative Spring Break program. In addition she coordinates SJMA’s founding program, Wilderness Information Specialists along with the Wilderness Study Area monitoring program and the Trail Information Specialists program in the Monument. She is responsible for SJMA Volunteer Orientations and organizes special events such as National Public Lands Day and National Trails Day along with numerous fund raising events.
She is a Leave No Trace Master Educator and assists with Leave No Trace education in SW Colorado.
“I have a sincere desire to connect people with the land. Stewardship projects and education are the avenue to providing volunteers with this connection.”
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