Trace’s adventurous path has taken her from a small town in Minnesota to Bozeman, Montana—by way of Australasia and the Pacific Northwest. A high-school year abroad in Australia awakened her drive to experience the wider world. After graduating from college in 1990, she began a solo exploration that included biking through Australia and New Zealand. From there, she moved to the Big Island of Hawaii, where she worked with adults with disabilities. Next, she headed to Seattle, where she supervised a program for people with cerebral palsy.
At long last, Trace settled in Bozeman to raise a family and be close to the wilderness. She welcomed a new chapter in her life story when her identical twin sons, Aspen and Everest, arrived within minutes of each other. The kindness, compassion and openness of the many people she has met along her journey has compelled Trace to seek ways to return the love. She does so by sharing homemade meals with friends, neighbors and co-workers, supporting local artists and local farmers and doing volunteer work for the community. The learning continues, driven by her unquenchable curiosity. Trace is inspired by the VISIONS mission, and thankful to be a part of team!