Kassi Smith speaking at Gov. Polis’ announcement of the Executive Order for Wildlife Corridors in Colorado. Photo credit: Jacob Byk

Kassi learned to revere the outdoors as a child wondering her grandparents ranch in eastern Washington. She started fishing and exploring at a very young age, but her love for public lands was solidified during her time in Idaho where she became an avid fisherman, backpacker, and first began hunting. Now, she and her husband take every opportunity to get outside, and are exploring all that Colorado has to offer. Her focus as an outdoorswoman are in conservation education, and in facilitating productive conversations to protect our wild places and the species that inhabit them.