Andy Wirth has worked in the great outdoors for most of his life. His choice of profession may have been influenced by his grandfather, Conrad Wirth, who was director of the US National Park Service. Over the course of his life Wirth has developed his own connections to the national parks. Read more: Special Warfare Warrior | Andy Wirth’s Fundraiser and Andy Wirth – About.me
He was a member of the Hot Shot Wild Land Fire Crew in Northern New Mexico. He also served as a backcountry ranger and wilderness ranger at Rocky Mountain National Parks and the San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area. This shows he is a caring person with extensive knowledge of how to deal with the sometimes dangerous national parks and wilderness areas.
Andy Wirth is also an excellent businessman and civic-minded leader. Since 1986 With has been making a mark in the resorts and hotel industry. During that time he has earned a reputation as someone that is committed to doing his best not only to build his company, but to support other business people and the community at large. Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/andy-wirth#/entity and http://andywirth.com/
Such dedication has led every community in which he has worked honoring him with numerous awards. Even after his harrowing accident in 2013 which saw his right arm torn off and surgically reattached, Wirth hard work and concern for others led him to be chosen Disabled Sports USA’s Citizen of the Year for 2014.
Recently, Andy Wirth wrote an op-ed piece through the Auburn Journal where he talked about the process and progress local residents and businesspeople in Squaw Valley in developing the region( http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/10/28/15/another-view-community-input-shaping-squaw-valley’s-future).
The piece also details the challenges and opportunities the area has in its future. The importance of getting area residents as well as the business community to take the time to get together, make the necessary compromises and develop a consensus is at the heart of the piece. They met over 500 times.
The op-ed explains that at those meeting the Squaw Valley stakeholders developed a plan that would allow them to maintain their mountain resort culture while expanding the area’s tourism-dependent economy, creating good-paying jobs and lucrative business opportunities, yet be responsible stewards of the environment.