To celebrate Thanksgiving this year, The Mountaineers sends a message of thanks to its community. As the communications director, I'm primarily responsible for crafting and distributing this message. Every year I feel moved by the way it comes out (here's 2015 and 2016).
Working for a company whose mission statement so closely resembles my personal ethos makes me thankful every day. This year we made a toast to our public lands, and in this divisive time I agree that it's more important than ever for us to share in this community united by our connections to these wild places. Our grandchildren deserve to play just as we have.
On this special day I am also thankful for my amazing family and friends. It's been a bit of a rollercoaster year with life and work and family and moving, and I am grateful to anyone who has been there for me. Happy Thanksgiving!