Kristen Gallant learned to downhill ski at age three and began Nordic skiing in first grade. She has loved the sport ever since. Having
lived in Tahoe City her whole life, she participated on the North Tahoe Middle and High School Nordic and cross country running teams. She participated in Mountain Camp and as a freshman in high school began coaching at Squaw Kids. Her motivation to provide kids with the same great experiences she enjoyed kept her working there for the past four winters. She's managed to nurture her love for the outdoors with summer jobs as a softball scorekeeper, swim instructor, and even deciding that restaurant work can be fun as well. In the fall, Kristen will attend Southern Oregon University, where she is considering an outdoor adventure leadership major, which she says is perfect for her.
"I couldn't be more excited for the future!" - Kristen