B.A. in Anthropology, Colorado State University
Cultural Anthropology; Religious Studies
Dr. Jeff Snodgrass
Currently, I am the Marketing/Event Coordinator and Bartender at Riff Raff Brewing Co. in Pagosa Springs, CO as well as the Front Shop Manager and Raft Guide at Pagosa Outside.
Note to Current Students
The Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University has impacted my personal life and career in so many ways! My interest in human activity and thought has led me to the customer service industry where I get to help individuals and families have fun, whether it be slinging them beers or taking them rafting. On the marketing and management side, I’ve applied my ability to research, analyze the situation from multiple angles, and incorporate traditional and nontraditional methods of approaching a task. One of the biggest skills I took from the Department of Anthropology was flexibility and being able to adapt to ever changing situations and people around me. Though being a part of a brewery and a rafting company might not be directly linked to the field of anthropology, I’ve taken many of the skill-sets taught by the faculty and applied them personally and professionally.
Overall, my experience with the Department of Anthropology was nothing but invigorating, from puzzling over bones with Dr. Magennis, examining primate evolution with Dr. Glantz, analyzing religious experience with Dr. Snodgrass, to exploring the Pine Ridge Reservation with Dr. Sherman. My professors were all exciting to listen to, caring about their students, and passionate about their work. That care and passion helped encourage me to give my all, from the college days of writing papers to current days of organizing events, managing staff, and helping people have fun!