STARTED AT PATAGONIA
Passionate about: Environmental and social activism.
Outside interests: Hiking with my twin girls, volunteering for various causes and reading as many books as I can.
Path to Patagonia: A friend told me about a company that was hiring where everyone was a “tree hugger like me,” so I looked into Patagonia. The Common Threads program really appealed to me, and luck had it that the repairs department had a position open. I have been here ever since.
Favorite Patagonia product: The Atom Sling. I love that I can use it for my everyday needs and for bike riding and hiking as well. I never go anywhere without it.
Greatest surprise upon landing here:
I was really surprised at the flexibility with my hours. It feels really good to go to my kids’ recitals at school during the day or to check out a new trail in Tahoe while the weather is perfect. I still complete my job duties, but don’t have to sacrifice important experiences to do so.
Has Patagonia changed you in any way?
Being involved in the Worn Wear movement has made me evaluate my consumption. The Footprint Chronicles® inspires me to make more responsible purchases.
Done an enviro internship? Served on the environmental grants council? How’d it go?
I recently completed an enviro internship with a local organization. It was an amazing experience because I learned a lot from the passionate people I worked with. I loved that I could work the schedule to be at my internship and still be in repairs a few days a week. I also was accepted to the environmental grants council this year and am thrilled to be more involved with local grassroots organizations.