Jamie recently joined the VET team in 2017 after graduating from Indiana University in May of 2017 with a BA in Environmental Management. Jamie spends most of her time outside of work thrill-seeking.
Jamie's adventures began with a cross-county bicycle tour across the United States. She cycled over 3,000 miles from the coast of Virginia to the coast of Oregon in the span of three months, taking a semester off of college to finish her goal. On the way, Jamie stopped to visit her brother in Colorado where the two went canyon jumping off a 150-foot canyon using a make-shift rope system they had rigged themselves. Jamie claims to this day that this is one of the craziest things she has done. It was during this bicycle trip that Jamie discovered her true passion for the environment. She was awe-struck at the beauty of outdoors, and decided she wanted to be a part of making sure it stayed that way. The next year, she biked 300 miles on an off-road bicycle tour battling the heat, swamps, mosquitoes, and alligators of central Florida. After cycling over 3,300 miles, Jamie decided that she was getting tired of cycling, and decided to pick up rock climbing.
Currently, climbing is Jamie's favorite activity. Most of her weekends are spent climbing the beautiful sandstone rock of the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. Jamie has also climbed in the New River Gorge in West Virginia, Kalymnos in Greece, Horseshoe Canyon in Arkansas, Yosemite in California, Ten Sleep in Wyoming, and Devil's Tower in Wyoming. Devil's Tower was by far one of the most eventful climbs that Jamie has ever been a part of. As novice trad climbers, Jamie and her friend took Devil's Tower head on, despite the fact that this was their first big-wall climb. The two took on the challenge with only minor setbacks and finished the climb in the dark of the night. It is thrills like these that keeps Jamie hungry for more adventures.
Jamie's best travel companion is her two-year-old Golden Retriever, Ruby, who accompanies her on all of her climbing trips and adventures. Jamie hopes to continue her travels, while always taking Ruby along.
Jamie is always looking to learn more, and expand her knowledge. She is currently spending her free time teaching herself how to code for web development. She is excited about all that VET has to offer her, and can't wait to learn more.