Affiliation: Alumni Parent and Current Parent
Occupation: Retired lawyer
Background: Victim Services in NYC, Board member for non-profits in Houston and Aspen
Degrees: J.D., University of Victoria; L.L.M., Fordham University
What inspired you to join the CRMS Board of Trustees? We moved from Houston to Old Snowmass, CO in August 2015. My daughter Lindsay began CRMS as a junior and Madeleine started 7th grade at ACDS. Moving a 16-year-old is never easy and it was with a heavy heart that I watched her board the bus for Wilderness, having just learned that she would need to do a 24-hour solo. Eleven days later, she bounced down the steps of the same bus, hair in two long braids, laughing and joking with the other students. The trip, including the solo, had been a wonderful experience and it was the beginning of an incredible year of learning and growth.
Our daughter Madeleine is now a senior at CRMS and she has had a memorable journey as well. The classes and teachers have motivated her and she has a deep passion for the environment. She hopes to become a marine biologist!
My husband and I joke that we would like to come back as our kids. Since we can’t apply to CRMS, participating on the Board is the next best thing.
What do you value most about CRMS? I value the small classes and wonderful teachers. The teachers know how to mentor and motivate the students so that they strive to be the best they can be.
The high caliber of the outdoor education, sports, and arts is truly impressive.
Having a senior during COVID time makes us value Betsy and the college counseling program even more. Madeleine and her classmates had their essays and applications done early during a difficult and ever-changing year.