Hey, listener! Welcome back to Rewildology where we explore conservation, travel, and rewilding the planet. I’m your host, Brooke Mitchell-Norman, conservation biologist and world traveler.
I have a question. How did this past year turn out for you? Was it full of struggle, maybe even heartbreak? What did you do with your circumstances? Did you make lemonade out of lemons? Or are you still trying to find the beauty and opportunity in this global shutdown?
No matter how the past year turned out for you, you’re going to relate to this week’s guest, Sheridan Samano. Sheridan is the co-founder and owner of Reefs to Rockies, a boutique travel company that specializes in creating the best nature and wildlife itineraries. Her goal is to give her clients the greatest nature experiences of their life while having as little impact on the environment as possible.
I know that you all are well aware that COVID completely crashed the tourism industry, and we explore what it was like for her to almost lose her business.
Sheridan is the perfect example of “embracing the suck” as Brene Brown would say and created something beautiful out of her new situation. Sheridan is an avid birder and in her newfound downtime, she wrote a book called “Best Birding Hikes – Colorado Front Range“ and continued to grow her popular MeetUp group, “Birding and Beers”.
Sheridan drops life bombs throughout the whole conversation and I’m sure she’ll impact you just as much as she impacted me.
We met at her favorite birding spot outside of Boulder, Colorado to record this episode. So you’ll hear some lively birds chirping in the background and a few airplanes flying over head.
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Here is my convo with Sheridan:
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Reefs to Rockies: https://reefstorockies.com/
Sheridan’s Book, Best Birding Hikes: https://bestbirdinghikes.com/
Birding and Beers MeetUp Group: https://www.meetup.com/Birding-and-Beers/
Reefs to Rockies Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reefstorockies/
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