Brittany comes to SBC a Sierra newby after moving from her home city of Seattle. There she earned a BA from Seattle University in Environmental Studies, specializing in Environmental Education and Communication and minored in Psychology. Growing up a child of the Pacific Northwest, Brittany has loved being in the natural world since a young age and was drawn to the Sierra Nevada lifestyle after visiting friends in 2011. A year later, she has moved herself and her dog to Truckee. Prior to relocating, Brittany worked with Seattle Tilth, a non-profit organization dedicated to urban and sustainable agriculture. There she worked both as a teacher in their children's garden and as a mentor to teens participating in a work study program on an urban Seattle farm. At Sierra Business Council, she is thrilled to be working on the Sierra Nevada Geotourism project as well as within the Communications department.
Brittany is truly appreciating the Tahoe lifestyle. She enjoys spending her free time out of doors, whether the activity be snowboarding, kayaking, playing soccer, backpacking, walking her dog, or just being. Her enthusiasm for environmental education was established by a study-abroad trip to Patagonia where she spent 8 weeks backpacking and gaining field experience. She looks forward to more travels and experiential learning in her future.
Dreaming Big and Doing It
The purpose of my presentation was to call on local residents to nominate destinations they find distinctive to the Sierra so that small businesses, events, and communities can reap the benefits of being a Geotourism destination in time for summer travel.
It’s honestly a pretty big task, but after hearing Visit California’s Director of Consumer Marketing, Tracy Ward, present on California’s new “Dream Big” branding, I gained a renewed resolve that it is a task worth tackling.More