Welcome to the Board of Directors: Andria Huskinson. We’re excited to have you and learn more about you.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I'm the PR Manager at Alta Ski Resort and a former competitive skier. After meeting fellow board member Connie Marshall while still in university, I decided to embark on a career in Public Relations in the ski industry. I have experience being an event director and have put on several events, including a 200-mile relay race event. I'm grateful to continue Connie's legacy at Alta and in the ski industry.
I grew up in Idaho on a potato farm and learned to ski at Grand Targhee with my parents, who both taught ski school at Targhee. I fell in love with steeper terrain, the powder skiing in trees, and the community at Alta, which I never left. I met the three founders of SheJumps in my early days competing on the big mountain circuit in America and the World Tour. I was one of the women who climbed the Grand Teton as the inaugural SheJumps event.
Q: Place of work, title, location.
A: Alta Ski Area, Communication Manager.
Q: Why did you join SheJumps as a board member?
A: To become more involved with SheJumps and contribute to the programs.
Q: What goal of the SheJumps 5 year Strategic Plan is the most important to you?
A: Goal 3: SheJumps introductory programs lead to further participation in the outdoors. & Goal 4: Environmental stewardship and sustainability play a central role in SheJumps’ core values.
I think it’s important to get people outdoors participating in an activity that may not have done on their own. I also think it’s important to be good stewards of the environment that we like to play in.
Q: What do you hope to contribute to the SheJumps Board of Directors?
A: Assist with the Utah programs in any way possible. And to learn from others.
Q: What is your vision for SheJumps?
A: To keep growing.
Now, it’s time for the lightning round:
Q: Outdoor activity of choice (pick one, two if you must)?
Q: Who inspires you to go outside and why?
A: Me, I try not to take for granted that I don’t have any physical limitations and can adventure through self power.
Q: Where is your favorite place to go outside or on an adventure?
A: I love the Tetons.
Q: How has the outdoors benefited your health and overall physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing?
A: All the above. It’s what keeps me sane and grounded.