Meet Grayson Bauer
Grayson Bauer was raised on the eastern edge of the Great Plains and attended Kansas State University, graduating with degrees in History and Agricultural Policy. While in college, he took a gap year and fell under the spell of the Rocky Mountains while serving on a trail building team in Americorps with the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. Following his graduation he was employed with Outward Bound as the Head Logistician of the Wheeler Bay Base in Maine. Being a midwesterner, he enjoyed the novelty of being able to collect dinner from the tidal flats on his walk home.
In 2009 he departed for Zambia with the United States Peace Corps, serving as an Agricultural and Forestry Extension Agent in Luapula Province, Zambia, though most of his projects revolved around digging and restoring wells. Upon his return to the States, he was employed with the USDA in Idaho for two years before attending the University of Missouri’s Graduate Program in Forestry where he worked as a teaching and research assistant. While the Ozarks were lovely, larger ranges called and Grayson decided to take a chance and move to Aspen in 2015. He began volunteering with ACES shortly after arriving in town and has been in the role of Hallam Lake Site and Programs Coordinator since 2018.
In his freetime Grayson enjoys just about anything outside, baking, and working with his hands.