A New England girl at heart, Abby has been fully immersed in her Rocky Mountain community of Leadville for the past five years. She believes as the world grows smaller the hearts and minds of young people are the key to bringing diverse cultures and communities into peaceful, productive relationships.
Abby considers herself fortunate that she has had the opportunity to live and work in a number of different environments. She has served all over the world; teaching in rural China, Southeast Asia, the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, and Belize, as well as Gulf Coast restoration efforts through AmeriCorps post-Katrina. Abby has over eight years of administrative, fundraising, customer service, and program design and implementation experience in the nonprofit sector. She holds a B.A. in Public & Community service from Providence College in Rhode Island, as well as a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Service, Leadership & Management from the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute in Vermont.
Abby now serves as the Executive Director of the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation, a charitable trust created to aid the needs of the Leadville and Lake County community through education and recreation. She adventures across the county, whether it be backpacking or bike packing, but truly enjoys sitting by her woodstove at night singing as her husband plays the guitar.