Age: 34

Location: Colorado

Injury or relation: Spinal cord injury, T6 for 4 years

Hobbies/Interests: Adaptive athletics: mono ski, racing chair marathons, hand cycling, Crossfit, yoga; music: jazz trumpet player, learning piano; travel: lived temporarily in Paris ~2.5yrs after injury, have adventured in the mountains outside Medellín, Colombia, and am on a domestic flight 1-2x/month.

Why did you become a peer mentor? As an in-patient at Craig Hospital, I saw how game-changing it was to spend time with those peers who had come before and had so much to share from their own lived experience. My time with peers who shared interests with me was a huge part of my own recovery and re-claiming of life, so I now lean in hard to the opportunity to pay that forward.

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