Cara spent three summers leading 26-day backpacking trips for teenagers in the Weminuche Wilderness in Southwest Colorado.
As proposal manager, Cara works to internally apply EnviroIssues’ consensus building and equitable engagement approaches to the business development process. Cara’s focus is on bringing in new work that aligns with their colleagues’ passions and interests as well as supporting colleagues in building reciprocal relationships with community leaders within their networks. With a background in teaching, creative writing, and nonprofit grant management, Cara is well-versed in how storytelling builds trust and common ground between people. Outside of work, Cara enjoys writing poetry, backcountry skiing, and spending time in the Cascade mountains with their partner and daughter.