If you are seeking a way to get out and explore, an activity that continues to gain popularity in our area is rockhounding. Turn into an amateur geologist and take the time to get out and collect rocks and mineral specimens from Crook County’s natural environment.
Considered the rockhound capital of the world, Crook County boasts numerous rockhound sites and mines. Maury Mountain area, White Fir, Bear Creek Butte and Lucky Strike Mines are just a sampling of the areas popular for rockhound enthusiasts.
Maps can be purchased at the Prineville – Crook County Chamber office along with information on safety, land use, ethics and the history of rockhounding in our area.
If you could write your own job title concerning what you do here, what would it be? I plant, and then nurture, the seeds of change and growth!
Describe any professional designations and industry-related accomplishments. I like to have as many tools in my toolbox as possible! I am a general notary, a master gardener, have an OLCC license and food handlers card, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology. You’ll often see me around Central Oregon working local events during the weekend. For most of my life, I have lived and breathed hospitality and tourism. I love chatting with people, especially those who have the travel bug – like me!
What inspires you about working for the Prineville – Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center? People inspire me! Being able to support those who do what they love every day is what inspires me about working at the Chamber!
Give us a few personal details. I love music, dancing, and traveling! If you ever come to my house, you’ll find the record player roaring, a couple of candles lit, and a plethora of memorabilia from my adventures!
Tell us what inspires you, or provide your favorite inspirational quote. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou