Liz grew up in Austin, Texas, and received her BS degree from Texas A&M in Recreation and Parks Administration. Liz has also completed Master level studies in Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Missouri. Liz has held supervisory/administrative positions at the State, County and City levels. She has specialized in Aquatics for over 20 years, 15 years have been with the Montrose Recreation District. Her certifications include, Aquatic Facility Operator, Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Red Cross First Aid and CPR instructor, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Instructor, and Aquatic Professional with Distinction. Liz has lived in Montrose for almost 30 years. In her free time, Liz enjoys hiking, camping, snowshoeing, and taking photos in the Great outdoor areas that surround Montrose.