Gretchen has lived in the Rocky Mountain Trench and Cranbrook area for over 35 years and has explored many of its ridges and valleys. She grew up along the Grand River in Waterloo County, Ontario, and spent most of her free time exploring around the woods, swamps and rivers. Although she completed a Bachelor of Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo, most of her career was in accounting and instructing at College of the Rockies. Nature always offered a source of peace and wonder, and after retirement she has become more involved with the Rocky Mountain Naturalists, participating in weekly birding as well as other outings and serving at its treasurer." string(6) "Leader" string(81) "https://www.wingsovertherockies.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Gretchen-image.jpg"