Denise Gordon Rusboldt
Denise grew up in Pasadena, California with parents who loved a good long distance road trip. Destinations included National Parks, the Southwest deserts, oceans, and mountains. Her father was an engineer from Jet Propulsion Lab and often their family vacations included ‘science’ lessons on the stars, lakes, rivers, snowpacks, desert winds, and ocean life. Her mother was more interested in fine dining and boutique hotels. So, the combination made for a first-hand travel education early on. This spirit of adventure and exploration guided her career working in the Outdoor Industry as a Brand Retail Marketer for over 17 years in Seattle, Washington. Her clients included Patagonia, Salomon, Giro, Smith Sport Optics, Burton, Merrell, Columbia Sportswear, Outdoor Research, The North Face, and Teva to name a few. Many of her client travels took her to ‘their offices’ and included a ski or other outdoor adventure as part of ‘getting to know the brand’ followed by the finest local dining experiences. Spending time in communities guided by locals gave her further insight into the delights of travel. This led to a leap of faith moving to Boulder, Colorado in 2005 to start her own branding company with a focus on the Outdoor Experience. It was during this time she met her husband, a Swiss-Canadian ski coach, and Heli-ski guide. She now splits her time in Boulder, British Columbia, and the Hawaiian Islands. Having traveled to almost all 50 states, and over 20 International countries, her travel experience is firsthand. Since 2015 Denise has worked as a Travel Agent in the Ski Industry and has experience in European River Cruises. Her goal is to tailor each and every vacation to exceed expectations, surprise and delight her guests. No vacation is one size for everyone, and thus she values listening, details and getting to know how to make each trip uniquely memorable. In her spare time, you’ll find Denise skiing, hiking, paddling, kitesurfing, and traveling. She loves to cook, does a little yoga, and makes a daily walk a daily practice.
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