Raised in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon, Sally earned a BA in Education from Prescott College, graduated with honors from the University of Northern Colorado with a MA in Special Education, & acquired Level III NM teaching licenses in K-8 elementary educcation & preK-12 special education, with endorsements in TESOL/gifted education. Sally spent time as a SPED teacher with Questa HS, worked in an Appalachian school facility for adjudicated teens, served as an English teacher in China, volunteered in England, led elephants/cooked on jungle treks in Thailand, operated a home-based pottery business, and spent countless hours astride a horse, working for outfitters and dude ranches in the Rockies. Sally also served as the field crew leader on old growth projects in the San Juans, assisted with black bear studies on the Uncompahgre Plateau, participated in long-term fire ecology studies in Yellowstone National Park and Mesa Verde National Park, specialized as an ecological field assistant for the Medicine Bow National Forest, and edited textbooks/conducted fieldwork for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. More recently, Sally directed summer programs at HAA, taught 6th grade at Taos Charter School, pursued her National Board Certification, scored a myriad of hockey games, & spent blissful hours with her family or dogs, exploring the mountain, cloud-watching, and relishing the beauty of life.
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