After traveling and living all over the world, Shay settled in Crested Butte in the Fall of 2017. Originally from South Carolina, Shay graduated from the College of Charleston with a BS in Sociology and a BS in Women’s and Gender Studies. While working with vulnerable populations in transitional services during her time in Charleston, SC, she embraced the mentality that through patience and understanding, we can tackle oppressive barriers and overcome obstacles as a community. After graduation, Shay became captivated with holistic management and sustainable horticulture and agriculture practices. This fascination and desire for learning peaked her interest in pursuing these realms professionally. Shay’s passion of serving others and environmentalism collided here in Crested Butte when she accepted the Americorp Healthy Futures Position of Community Outreach Coordinator for Sustainable CB. Shay is extremely excited to work with the board of directors, local businesses, and leaders to bring awareness to the consequences of single use waste items and other destructive practices in the Gunnison Valley.