"To live, for several weeks, at a back-country campsite deep in the wilderness, or on a small sailboat, with people who you never knew before, opens your mind. To learn new skills, from cooking over a fire to rappelling off a rock face, to taking care of this beautiful planet, gives you confidence. To sit around a fire in the evening and revel in the day just completed with new friends, is a joy."
"To do all this when you are a teenager or a young adult is a gift, because you have the rest of your life to go out and change the world."
SCA Crew Member, Zion National Park, Utah, 1975 and 1976
Outward Bound Hurricane Island Winter Camping Course 1976 and Florida Sailing Program, 1998
Former Board Member of Connecticut Community Foundation