Kate Henion, RFL Academy 2019

//Kate Henion, RFL Academy 2019

Where are you originally from?  Beacon Falls, CT

What brought you to the Roaring Fork Valley and how long have you been here? I’ve been here for 5 years. I came out to the Roaring Fork Valley immediately after finishing up undergrad to work for the Glenwood Adventure Company.

What was your most interesting or unusual job? I worked for my uncle’s auto and marine upholstery shop for one summer — I had no idea what I was doing.

Why did you apply to be in RFL? I applied to RFL to have a greater impact and involvement in our local community.

What is your definition of success? Sometimes I can be a data-driven person, so my definitions of success often link to numbers. But, more broadly I think if I can help one person save energy and cut carbon, I consider that a success.

What are you most proud of in the last year? In the last year, I adopted a cute dog named Huckleberry. So far, it’s been a fun and rewarding challenge.

What do regret not doing in the last year? I actually don’t have any large regrets from the last year.

What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before? I can’t think of anything right now!

Anything you would like to share so far about your RFL experience? It’s been a great experience so far, and I am really excited to get to work on the civic project.

What’s the best advice you ever heard? As cheesy as it sounds: do what you love, love what you do.