In addition to being a writer, Leslie Brodhead works seasonally as the Coordinator of the Nederland Mining Museum and as a part-time ski instructor during the winter. (Note: The opinions expressed in this blog are entirely of a personal nature and do not represent official policy or comment of Boulder County.) Recently retired from the National Park Service, she worked as an Interpretive Park Ranger from 1997-2014, working in seven different national parks, most recently at Rocky Mountain National Park. Leslie met her husband, Bryon, while working in Maryland and they first moved to Palisade, Colorado on the western slope in 2008 for his job. Bryon has a background in meteorology, IT, and hydrology, and loves all things weather. He spent several years working for the National Weather Service, and currently works for the US Geological Survey and consults for Applied Weather Associates. For all things weather around Nederland, please visit his website at www.indianpeaksweather.net.
Leslie dreamed of living in the mountains of Colorado from the time she was a small child. She didn’t want to put off her”some days” until she was old and gray. So in 2010, they bought a log home in Nederland, Colorado with no jobs in the local area and pursued their dreams. Those seven years have brought dreams come true, as well as challenges and adventures beyond their wildest dreams, but they wouldn’t trade this life for anything. In addition to working in the parks field, Leslie works as a freelance writer during the winter, and is currently working on a memoir about her quest to live the dream life in the mountains, and plans to finish it sometime in 2018.