Daniela Executive Director
Daniela Wohlwend was born in the Principality of Liechtenstein and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1990. She attended primary school in southern New Hampshire and spent much of her childhood playing in the White Mountains. Daniela received her Bachelors of Art in Photography from Montserrat College of Art, located on the rugged north shore of Boston. While in Boston, Daniela worked for Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts, which turned into a formative experience that shaped her future career in human service non-profits. Daniela moved to Colorado to attend the University of Denver's prestigious International and Intercultural Communications program and received her Master's in 2010. For the last decade, Daniela has worked in direct service non-profits, most recently as Program Officer at Mountain Resource Center. She is thrilled to be a part of the Chaffee County community and excited to have the opportunity to shape the future of elevateHER.
Jenny Outdoor Mentor
Jenny grew up in Tucson, Arizona where she developed a passion for nature and the outdoors. She attended Northern Arizona University graduating with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Jenny received her Wilderness First Responder certification summer of 2021, which has given her more confidence as a leader and outdoor recreator. In her free time she likes to trail run, climb, hike, mountain bike, snowboard,camp and read. You will always find her dog Sampson accompanying her on all her outdoor adventures.
Lauren Outdoor Mentor
Lauren Fuegel is from Syracuse, New York and grew up near the Adirondack Mountains where her love of the outdoors began, and with the help of a climbing gym opening in her hometown, that love only grew more. After coaching and instructing new climbers for over 2 years and an abundance of climbing and hiking locally, Lauren was ready to bring her passion to new places. After building out a van with the help of family and friends, Lauren set off in March of 2021 on a roadtrip where she had many amazing experiences, climbing in Yosemite, learning to whitewater kayak in White Salmon, WA, and becoming a Wilderness First Responder. While passing through Buena Vista, CO, Lauren found the place and job of her dreams, where she was able to share her love of the outdoors and skills she has learned to empower young women.