Hope is thrilled to bring Mountainfilm’s programming to audiences near and far. A Maine native, she then graduated from Bates College with a B.A. in English and Biology. Hope moved to Telluride in 2019 to work as an AmeriCorps VISTA in public health across the Western Slope. During her first month in town, she volunteered for Mountainfilm and was inspired by the festival's spirit. She has continued to grow working in the nonprofit sector and recreating in formidable the San Juans.