Lisa Smith, Apprentice
Originally from the “snow belt” of upstate New York, Lisa was drawn to Colorado and just had a feeling she would love being here. And she was right! The Army brought her to Colorado and she never left. Recently retired from the male-dominated fire service, Lisa found strength and support throughout her career by networking with other women firefighters, and wishes to do the same type of women networking in the outdoor industry. She is pursuing degrees in the fields of outdoor education and park ranger technology, hoping to welcome and introduce women of all colors to the beauty and benefits of the outdoors, as well as educate and connect park visitors through natural, cultural, and historical interpretation. Lisa also volunteers with Jefferson County Open Space as both an information specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, and as a park host who provides information and education while hiking the county parks. Free time will find Lisa enjoying hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, winter camping, and playing ice hockey. You can take the girl out of the snow belt, but snow and winter sports are in her blood!
Lisa is both a Colorado state certified paramedic and a Wilderness EMT. She holds a BA in Zoology from the State University of New York at Oswego and a BS in Health Care Science from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.