Genevieve Barrett

Board Member

Genevieve was fortunate to grow up in the mountains of south-central Colorado in a large family whose parents got the kids up in the wee hours of summer mornings to drive to the High Country and experience her wonders. She was also fortunate to be in the inaugural freshman class at Colorado School of Mines that, finally, made the study of environmental science mandatory for incoming students. Throughout her life, she has been intrigued by the interface of nature and the built environment, the important spaces that make you feel like a human connected to planet Earth.

After moving back to New Mexico in 2010, her 3 children experienced Talking Talons programming. In 2013 she was invited to join the board by the organization’s long-term board president, Eric Rasmussen. Since then, Genevieve has dedicated her efforts to finding funding for Talking Talons programs that work to connect New Mexico children to the outdoors, help youth explore the wonders of nature, and build in youth not only comfort in being outside but the desire to seek comfort in the natural world.