Cherish animals & embrace nature – SJR

Stella currently lives and works in Aurora, Colorado, and she has deep roots in Pocatello, Idaho and Green Bay, Wisconsin. She is passionate about animal welfare, is an outdoor adventure enthusiast, and loves singing and playing her guitar, as well as writing country music. In the summer, she enjoys spending time at her mountain retreat in historic Grand Lake, Colorado with her husband and Golden Retrievers, Goldie & Aspen (both in loving spirit). She can also be found kayaking, biking, hiking, paddleboarding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing throughout the mountainous western states, but Redfish Lake will always be her favorite place to visit, and a place of wonder for her. Her husband maintains a blog of their adventures:http://www.basecampgrandlake.comMOOSEBASECAMP

Stella regularly supports the following charitable organizations: Beagle Freedom Project, Heartland Farm Sanctuary, Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, and Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies.

She is proud to be a regular, monthly donor to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies and Beagle Freedom Project. It is time for animal testing to stop; it is time for the dog meat market to end; it is time for people to respect ALL living creatures. She dreams about a better world for animals, and hope that someday that dream will come true. It was that dream that fueled the story of 18th Winter.