Abbey Nesper | Supervisor at Denali Old Saybrook
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
You don’t have to know me for very long to know that I’m crazy about running. It is the simplest activity, but its effects are so profound. The feeling of engaging every sense and every part of your body, while spending time outdoors…exhilarating!
What is your power animal?
An owl. The ability to see what others cannot see and embrace change/the unknown are my superpowers!
What is your favorite outdoor place?
For wandering off into the wilderness to escape all people, hike, scramble, run, bike, swim, fish, canoe, and see rattlesnakes, bison, deer, elk, eagles, and coyotes, nothing beats my homeland: the Badlands of Montana and North Dakota (Theodore Roosevelt National Park/ Makoshika State Park)
What song is always stuck in your head?
That would be two songs: “Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan, and “Lights Out” by Angel Olsen. Two songs that take on the dilemma of taking ownership of your life and being independent, no matter how hard or destabilizing, or living a life that’s easy, but not of your own choosing.
What are you the worst at?
Playing basketball, baking, and writing in straight lines. Misery!
What are you good at?
Swimming, running, cooking, languages, playing piano and saxophone, teaching others, accepting all people, reading lots of books, and writing (in crooked lines.) Joy!
What are three values of yours?
The three things that always circle back into my life choices tend to be:
Be kind to everyone.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I like to dream that I’ll be a writer, traveling to remote places between novels, and playing jazz piano in bars on dull nights…but really, the goal is to never grow up!