Software Engineer, Microsoft Corporation
Scott Jensen has been a member of the Washington's National Park Fund Board of Directors for four years. He became more involved with the parks after doing a fundraising climb of Mount Rainier in 2000, and joined the Fund's board in 2008. Scott has continued to coordinate the fundraising climbs because he strongly believes the parks allow us to connect to nature and each other through shared experiences.
While growing up in Richland, WA, Scott made many trips over the pass with his father. His first experience in the parks was at a young age, and today he still
vividly remembers the fog and mist rolling over the trails at Paradise
that day. Now an avid mountaineer, Scott credits his brother-in-law with introducing him to hiking and climbing during a family vacation to Mount Rainier.
Recently, Scott spent time camping in Olympic National Park and visited Lake Crescent. He said, "The wildlife and scenery were like a dream. We were there on a Friday, and we had the place to ourselves." Athough he loves all three of Washington's national parks, Scott has a special connection to Mount Rainier, thanks to his early experiences.
When friends and family come to visit, Scott likes to take them into Mount Rainier National Park to enjoy Paradise, and then Camp Muir. "This is the best place to find sunshine in Western Washington on most days," Scott said.
Scott Jensen, Mount Rainier Fundraising Climb 2009