"We do a lot of skiing and snowboarding at SOS," she says. "The focus is on bringing young people together with opportunities to challenge themselves. Many in our programs are looking for a place to be themselves, connect with peers and have fun on the mountain."

That sounds like Palmer, too. "I love to ski!" she enthuses. "Most Saturdays, if I am not at PCMR in a tutu having fun with our Mentor Program, I'm skiing with friends."

She credits "great support from a loving family" with motivating her dedication to youth. "I get to see them grow and lean into the awesome people they are becoming," she enthuses. "I also love that we live in a community with great resources and supportive ski resorts."

Palmer loves kicking into quiet mode to chillax from her high-energy days outdoors. "I recently picked up knitting again, and I love a long walk on parts of the Rail Trail."

"But I can often be convinced to stop into PC Brewery for a beer and their chicken sandwich," she laughs.