Originally from Minnesota, Marya Washburn moved to Colorado to be closer to the mountains and rivers of the Rockies. When not volunteering as a firefighter, Marya works with adjudicated youth in the northern front range. Marya has been a Wilderness First Responder and Swiftwater Rescue Tech for over a decade. She enjoys the camaraderie of the fire department and also feels that it is a great way to give back to a community. Marya is an avid outdoorswoman who has adventured all over the Americas; living as far south as Punta Arenas in Chile to as far north as the Yukon Territory of Canada.