As a recent transplant to Basalt, Mercedes welcomes the opportunity to work protecting the Roaring Fork Watershed. Living by the Mississippi and the Indian Rivers forged her passion for water. Having spent time in Thailand, Italy and Nicaragua served to further her interests in riparian rights, conservation and wildlife. Mercedes looks forward to supporting Roaring Fork Conservancy's mission with her management and administrative skills. Mercedes is also Spanish Bilingual with a Master of Science in Disaster, Resilience and Leadership. During her free time, Mercedes enjoys spending time with family, rafting and fishing.