Christine Bolognino

Schenectady, NY

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Christine’s Bio

Hello, I’m Chrissy! I am a UVM grad who has lived and worked out of Burlington, Vermont since
graduating. While this beautiful place is my home base, I dream of doing meaningful work and
experiencing the world and all its beauty throughout my life as much as possible. This past year,
I worked as a Wilderness Therapy Guide for youth in distress based out of the West Desert of
Utah. Living nomadically and primitively in the desert for weeks at a time opened my eyes to
new levels of resourcefulness and self sufficiency that we are all capable of, student and guide
alike. Before that, a passion of mine was making affordable gear accessible to others by
managing the consignment department at the Outdoor Gear Exchange, a fulfilling endeavor and
work that is close to my heart. I believe that skiing, climbing, trekking, living outside, and leaving
no trace are skills and experiences that should and can be available to all those who want to live
out their dreams.

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My Core Values

  1. Have passion and energy for nature, its inhabitants, the world around us and life itself
  2. Breathe deep and understand that nothing will work out perfectly, but we have to try anyways
  3. Make a positive impact on other living things any chance you get
  4. Embrace the good and the bad, equally
  5. Nurture relationships; human to human, human to animal, human to nature, human to self
  6. Know our place in the natural order, and try to live harmoniously in that truth
  7. Be your genuine and most authentic self
  8. Take society’s suggestions with a grain of salt
  9. Plan for the future but live for the now