Sydney was born and raised in Oklahoma, but has always had an affinity for wilder, open spaces. She moved to the Gunnison Valley to get a taste of Colorado living after graduating from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Zoology. Her one-year plan to stay in the Valley has now turned to five, and she is working on making it a permanent place to call home. Sydney has a deep appreciation for our Mother Earth and spends as much time outdoors as she can through mountain biking, climbing, and snowboarding. She believes in being a steward of the earth and leaving each place better than when she found it. She is excited and ready to assist Crested Butte in setting an example in sustainability for other mountain towns across the nation.