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Q&A with Staff – Olivia Joseph, CTRS, Program Coordinator

November 15, 2017 | #GivingTuesday, Staff

WHY ARE YOU HERE?
I’m here because I love working with people. I love the outdoors and bringing the two together is the perfect combination.

HOW DID YOU GET HERE? HOW DID YOU GET INTO THIS?
I started out as an English major and realized it wasn’t where I wanted to be. I found therapeutic recreation and loved it. In pursuing that, I landed an internship at the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte where I met Maggie. And the rest, as they say, is history.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH ON THE JOB?
The people I get to meet, and getting to know them at the mountain or out on the trail, I have so many great experiences with these people so I’m just smiling every day—interns, athletes and volunteers—everyone seems to feed off of each other’s happiness and excitement!

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST WISH FOR THE ORGANIZATION?
I would love a permanent home at Sugarbush to be able to really serve anybody and everybody who wants to get out and play. I would also love for us to be known worldly, have a face and voice all around the world and to be recognized as one of the forerunners in adaptive sports.

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM FOR ADAPTIVE SPORTS?
That there are programs available everywhere so anyone can get outside regardless of ability or ability to pay.

HOW DO YOU STRETCH YOUR LIMITS?
I like to set goals and challenge myself daily, I think it’s important to be on the edge of your comfort zone, that’s where you grow the most.

WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
Mascots. They give me the creeps.

SKI OR SNOWBOARD?
Ski

BIKE OR PADDLE?
Mountain bike

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