Yesterday morning, author Kaia Anderson paid a visit to the upper school campus as part of this year’s ReCreate Reading series of author visits. Anderson, whose book “Trial By Fire” outlines her 30-year ordeal involving an acquaintance turned stalker, answered questions from students who read the book over summer break. She discussed her battle with the Colorado judiciary – which at the time did not comprehend the seriousness of the dangers faced by stalking victims – and how the healing process helped her to move past “bitterness and anger” and reach “a much more expansive level than I have been at before.”
An environmental consultant, Anderson also spoke this morning to Jeff Sutton’s biology classes about her career helping companies and government agencies develop their organizations and processes to be environmentally responsible. One of her projects involved working with the city of Fort Collins, Colo., and local gravel mining companies to make sure the nearby Cache la Poudre River stayed clean and continued to support local wildlife.