10 Essential Questions: Lace Thornberg

For our member profile this week we talked to Lace Thornberg, a climber, hiker, and Mountaineers Books employee who finds inspiration in little kids with big smiles.
Kristina Ciari Kristina Ciari
June 12, 2015

For our member profile this week we talked to Lace Thornberg, a climber, hiker, and Mountaineers Books employee who finds inspiration in little kids with big smiles.

Name: Lace Thornberg
Hometown: Walhalla, North Dakota
Member Since: September 2013
Occupation: Development and Communications Director for Mountaineers Books
Favorite Activities: Mountaineering, climbing, hiking, biking, gardening ... and reading about all those things,

preferably on a grassy knoll or a river bank on a sunny day

 

10 Essential Questions

How did you get involved with The Mountaineers?

 I was thrilled to join the Mountaineers team professionally in 2013. I write grants and coordinate special events and campaigns that help make inspiring book projects happen.

What motivates you to get outside with us?

I love introducing people to the many benefits of living an active life that is rich in outdoor experiences. I am also firm believer that when people have fun outside, they are going to be much more likely to step up to protect and steward wild places, so I see introducing more people to outdoor recreation as a great way to help protect the wild places that we love and those that we, quite literally, need to survive.

What's your favorite Mountaineers memory?

 Well, there are a lot, but getting 800 people together to see Reinhold Messner speak was pretty amazing.

Who/What inspires you?

 Little kids with big smiles.

What does adventure mean to you?

Letting the terrain steer you.
 
Lightning Round
Sunrise or sunset? Sunset.
Smile or game face? Smile.
Superpower? Mind Control.
Post-adventure meal of choice? Salad + french fries.
If you could be a rock star at any outdoor activity overnight, what would it be?  Trad climbing.

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