I wake each day torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savour the world. It makes it hard to
plan my day.

:: E. B. White

Karin Teague

Karin Teague was born and raised in the rolling, oak-studded hills of Northern California. She graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1987, then attended UCLA School of Law, where she was on Law Review. Upon graduation, she joined O’Melveny & Myers, California’s oldest and largest law firm, where she practiced law for five years as a member of the Exxon Valdez oil spill state trial team.

Inspired by the mountains and raw beauty of Alaska, Karin moved to Aspen in 1996, where she continued her civil litigation practice. In 1999, she co-founded and served as Legal Director of Public Counsel of the Rockies. During this time Karin was on the board of several other nonprofit organizations, including Wilderness Workshop and the Snowmass Nature Center.

In 2002, Karin took a hiatus from the practice of law to raise her two children, Sarah and Elliot. She rejoined the nonprofit world in 2010 as the Development Coordinator of Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, a Basalt-based trails and conservation group. Karin is currently serving a four-year term on the Basalt Town Council, and is also the on the boards of Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), the Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Council, and Wilderness Workshop as its vice president.