NOLS résumé: Waddington Range Mountaineering
One of the youngest members of the team, Rosemary was born in Seattle, Wash. in 1993. She is multiracial, her mother being of Caucasian descent and her father of African American descent. She has always loved the outdoors and being active; before climbing real rocks with Passages Northwest at the age of 12, she was constantly climbing trees, buildings, and pretty much anything else she could get her hands and feet on.
Between 2005 and 2006, Rosemary took three rock climbing courses with Passages Northwest (now GOLD Mountain School). She also served on the Passages Northwest Girls Advisory Board, a group of alumni who helped organize events for the female Passages Northwest community. And this was all before the age of 13.
At 13, Rosemary moved from living with her mom in Seattle to living with her dad in central New Jersey. It was a pretty big adjustment at first, but she eventually settled in. Unfortunately, she lost touch with Passages Northwest for the first few years of living on the East Coast, but after reconnecting with them in late 2009, was able to be a part of their first mountaineering course in the summer of 2010. Rosemary is currently attending a community college and pursuing a degree in studio arts.