Position at FCMoD: Gallery Hosting with an emphasis on the Music Zone
When you started volunteering here: September 2016
Hobbies/Interests: I love to play electric bass!
Hometown: I was born and raised right here in Fort Collins!
Current/previous occupation: I am currently a high school student. I’m going into 10th grade at Poudre High School.
Favorite book: My favorite book is The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Favorite vacation memory: My favorite vacation was going to my Aunt’s wedding in Italy last summer! Southern Italy, in particular, was awesome.
One thing you want people to know about you: Fun fact: I just won a radio contest for the Best Youth Bass Player though the School of Rock! I get to play bass with the School of Rock house band at the Rock & Roll Car Show in August.
Favorite thing about volunteering at FCMoD: I love the Music Garage, and the Music Zone, in general. I love having the time to learn new things myself too- for example, I just learned to play Super Mario on the Xylophone!
Position at FCMoD: Animal Encounters, School Group Host, & Public Programs
When you started volunteering here: October 2016
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy road bicycling, hiking in the mountains, photography (nature & landscape), gardening, and birding
Hometown: I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but I lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan for 30+ years
Current/previous occupation: I was a Pre-K teacher for 25 years, working primarily with kids 4-5 years old. I retired 3 years ago.
Favorite book: My favorite kid’s book is Owen by Kevin Henkes, and my favorite adult book is The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko, which is about the Grand Canyon.
Favorite vacation memory: We took a trip to the Canadian Rockies with my family, and we got to hike Sentinel Pass and see Moraine Lake. Everyone enjoyed it so much!
One thing you want people to know about you: I love dogs, and I say hello to just about every dog and dog owner I see while I’m hiking!
Favorite thing about volunteering at FCMoD: I like that the volunteer program is well-organized and that we are well-supported by staff.
Name: Pat Tvede
Position at FCMoD: Research Assistant in the Archive
When you started volunteering here: April 2011 (started at the Landmark Preservation Commission)
Hobbies/Interests: I love to knit and read!
Hometown: I grew up on trains, so I lived everywhere!
Current/previous occupation: I was a teacher, a supervisor, and a gemologist
Favorite book: I can’t think of a favorite book, but my favorite author is PD James. She’s a mystery writer.
Favorite vacation memory: There was this really neat pool in California. It was huge, and it had slides! There was also a creek through town, but it was ice runoff. I jumped in, and it was like an ice cube!
One thing you want people to know about you: I have survived for many years!
Favorite thing about volunteering at FCMoD: I love the people here! The personnel are very helpful and knowledgeable.