S.A.F.E. A.S. (Skiers Advocating and Fostering Education for Avalanche and Snow Safety) was created in the fall of 2012 by myself along with Michelle Parker, Jackie Paaso, Ingrid Backstrom, Lel Tone and Sherry McConkey. With the goal of heightening community snow safety and avalanche awareness we created a women's introductory level avalanche safety clinic.  With stops in California, Colorado, Washington and Utah we have reached over 300 women and raised over $12,000 for local non-profits and charities such as High Fives Foundation, the Northwest Avalanche Center, the Sierra Avalanche Center and AIARE's Project Zero. 

photo by Amie Engerbretson

photo by Amie Engerbretson