From our director…
Crossing the Finish Line
I DID IT! I completed the Divas Triathlon in Longmont, Colorado on July 29
th. As I shared last month, I trained and completed the race as a member of the
Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team (RFWTT). Being part of the team made the race easier than if I had trained/ran it on my own. As I passed others, or more commonly - as other’s passed me - wearing the same black singlet - we cheered for each other; cheered for our team! The anticipation of finding and supporting other members of my team made the time go by faster and the race more fun.
Now, I am completing another milestone.
After four years as Executive Director at Alpine Legal Services, I am moving on. I have accepted a position as an attorney at The Harris Law Firm in Denver, Colorado. I am looking forward to the change and for the opportunity to live closer to my two nearly grown sons, and to simplify my life.
Yet, just as when I crossed the finish line in the triathlon, I am feeling a flood of mixed emotions. Relief from completing the race, pride for doing my best but also a tinge of sadness for moving away from my friends, my supporters.
I am proud of the work that I did while at Alpine Legal Services. I am proud of the programs created that make the justice system accessible to more individuals in our beautiful valley.
Senior Law Day,
Family Resource Day, and
“Night at the Bar” could not have happened if it wasn’t for several people and organizations coming together for a common purpose. I am proud of the work Alpine Legal Services has done for the many thousands of our most vulnerable residents, who had no place to turn for help, to fight injustice or even to just become more educated about the law and their rights. It is only with the hard work of my staff:
Sue, Katie, Emily, Elizabeth, Eric, Mary, and
Kensuke, that we have been able to have success.
Finally, I am proud of all the supporters of Alpine. I have met so many people who give what they can to support the principle of “
and justice for all….”
Board members, volunteers, private attorneys, donors, and
funders all make it possible for Alpine to continue in their effort
to ensure that the fundamental rights of ALL of our Valley residents are protected.
The next Executive Director will undoubtedly take Alpine to the “next level.” I am excited about that prospect as well. Remember that no one individual can do it one his/her own. As on any team, with the support of each other not only will we work harder, be more productive, but also have more fun.
Former Executive Director, Alpine Legal Services