My name is Rose, and I live on the edge of the White Mountains in New Hampshire with my husband, Chris.  For the past 16 years I have focused my athletic interests on sport climbing.  Most of my lifestyle centers around plant-based cooking, our little pup and climbing.  Professionally I have worked in higher education for the last decade.  In 2016 I was honored to receive Access Fund's Sharp End Award for contributions I made to my local climbing community.  I have also been fortunate to be on the national Evolv climbing team since 2004.  For 16 years I was vegetarian, and have been vegan for the last five.  So 21 years meat free-almost half my lifespan!  My goal is to impart some wisdom from my journey.  I hope you will find reflections on my lifestyle and experience useful.