today i am grateful for my career path. five years ago, i was living in colorado and applying for jobs in both steamboat or boulder. i was resistant to a desk job, but was willing to work indoors if it was for a good cause. in one month, i applied to work for a company organizing tours in africa, a nonprofit organization that ran outdoor leadership programs for girls, and for a philanthropic organization.
in november 2007, i started working for the philanthropic organization in steamboat. since then, my career path has continued to grow in the most interesting of ways, and i am so thankful for that. so many people say that they want to "make the world a better place" and i love that i am literally doing that each day. even on a boring day of meetings, calls, and sitting at my desk, i know that the end result of the work is improving the environment and lives. i like to joke that i've made a career of giving away other people's money. philanthropy is a remarkable field, and i've enjoyed both working with an assortment of donors and nonprofits to improve the steamboat community, and now working for a large company to improve the quality of life in communities where our employees live, work & play.