CVI Welcomes Mariah Smith, Our New Executive Administrative Assistant

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Mariah is joining the team at CVI as our new Executive Administrative Assistant, a role new to our organization. She will work closely with the program staff and leadership team to coordinate day-to-day operations of the CVI office.

An Idaho native, Mariah was born and raised in southeast Boise. Family ties to Salmon, Idaho provided Mariah’s first connections to the beautiful mountain ranges Idaho has to offer. Many summers were spent horseback riding, hiking and fishing deep in the backcountry of the Northern Rocky Mountains and the Lemhi Mountains with her mother and grandparents.

Mariah comes to CVI with a background in recruitment and human resources in industries such as education and healthcare. Although she has always practiced environmental stewardship, newly-discovered passions in rock climbing, mountaineering and backcountry skiing have brought her more in touch with the issues surrounding these activities. At the same time, an influx of Idaho residents has brought a noticeable increase in traffic through some of Mariah’s favorite recreational areas, such as the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the City of Rocks. Such realizations have driven Mariah to initiate a change in her life in which she can take her passions for the environment and outdoor activities and foster a meaningful career.

Mariah holds a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from Boise StateUniversity and maintains her Spanish Language skills through travel and extracurricular activities. She is currently taking classes in the science disciplines with plans to continue her education in the area of conservation biology and ecology.

In her free time, Mariah stays busy by frequently embarking on weekend adventures with friends to climb rocks and mountains, visiting the local climbing gym, running, reading, gardening, being a plant mom, and spending
time with family.

She is excited to join the CVI team and provide support to such important work!