Want to leave the “city” and get beyond cell service? Take the time to visit our own quieter version of Smith Rock, by heading out to Steins Pillar. Natural beauty at it’s best, Steins Pillar is a place one can hike to appreciate amazing rock formations, but also the Mill Creek Valley.
Best seen May through October, this is considered “moderate” but take note, it is mostly uphill and curvy so be sure to take rest stops when needed and plenty of water. The trail travels 2.3 miles through thing forest, and at the right time of year an array of wildflowers. It then descends on a path of stairs for approximately a half mile to the base of the pillar.
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