Louisa first came to Alaska in 2006 as an instructor for an outdoor adventure company called Adventure Treks, where she instantly fell in deeply in love with Alaska and all it that it has to offer. She and her partner were working seasonally as professional ski patrollers at Mammoth Mountain, in California, and she was somehow able to convince him to completely uproot their lives and relocate to Anchorage so she could finish her bachelor’s degree in Earth Science at APU.
APU lead her to the Kellogg Farm in Palmer, where she became interested in Agriculture and Conservation. She worked professionally as a Natural Resource Manager for the Palmer Soil and Water Conservation District for the last 10 years. In her spare time, she helped found and grow the nonprofit Hatcher Alpine Xperience, which built the Skeetawk ski area in Hatcher Pass. She and her husband still volunteer much of their time ski patrolling and helping to grow the organization while teaching their 2 young kids to ski and appreciate the outdoors.
Louisa is so humbled and honored at this opportunity to work with this amazing organization and helping to bring their vision and mission to more people in Southcentral Alaska and beyond.