Gabi Morey grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Her early outdoor experiences took her to the creek down the street where she enjoyed quietly sitting and watching garter snakes pop out of the stream bank, as well as visits to natural areas all along the east coast. She received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the College of Wooster in Ohio, and a master’s in Wildlife Biology from Michigan State University where she completed a biodiversity study in northern Minnesota. Since then, she has worked in the field of conservation education for more than 20 years, working within both non-profits and government organizations all over the country. In Colorado she worked for San Juan Mountains Association for 15 years before exploring the landscapes of Montana, working there as the Director of the Montana Audubon Center in Billings. While Montana was beautiful, she and her family missed the spectacular deserts, mountains and people of southwest Colorado, which brought them back to Montezuma County in March, 2022. When she’s not working as the Director of the Montezuma Inspire Coalition, she enjoys hiking, skiing, rafting, mountain biking, and being outside as much as possible with her family.