Christy grew up in the northeast, where she spent most of her time outdoors, tirelessly exploring nearby forests, rivers and beaches. At age 5, along with her mother and brother, she embarked on her first expedition - a coast-to-coast adventure across the US in a VW bug. That first trip shattered the previously established limits of her 5-year-old mind and inspired a newfound awareness of the incomprehensibly large and wonderful world waiting with new surprises around every corner. As her passion for exploration continued to grow, she fueled her adventurous spirit with a steady influx of new places and new experiences. At age 11 she began studying Spanish, sparking a life-long love of languages and cultural discoveries. After studying abroad in Spain and traveling throughout Europe, she earned her degree at Fairfield University, then spent the next several years traveling, living and working in beautiful areas all across the US until she finally arrived in Colorado in 1999. It didn’t take long to figure out that she wanted to stay awhile. Serene, breathtaking, full of sunshine and friendly faces, it also boasts epic conditions for some of her favorite activities, like snowboarding, camping, hiking, and biking. Eventually, craving new adventures, she left the US again to pursue exciting work and travel opportunities in Central America and Mexico, where she lived for some time, making lasting connections with many wonderful people along the way. After almost 20 years of study, travel, exploration and adventure, her path led her to Natural Habitat Adventures’ door, where she now manages operations for many of our destinations. Although Central America is her specialty, she takes great pride in researching, designing and managing epic adventures to a wide variety of exciting destinations around the world.