Emily brings a lifetime of nonprofit experience to Dream Adaptive. She has been involved in a number of organizations as a Board Member, Volunteer, Development Director and Executive Director. She has been a consultant for nonprofits, focusing on fundraising and outreach events, and is eager to share her experience to help keep Dream growing and supporting more athletes every year.
“I am honored to be part of such an upbeat, positive team that is dedicated to adaptive recreation in our community. We are so fortunate to live in a huge, natural outdoor playground, and making sure people of all abilities have access to the healthy and joyful benefits of living here is truly important work.”
Emily has lived and played in a number of places including Lake Tahoe, Northwest Washington and Alaska, but says the Flathead Valley always felt like home. In 2013, she and her husband Louie made the permanent move to Montana. They spend much of their free time “off-grid” camping and backpacking, but can also be found on the many beautiful trails in and around Whitefish hiking and throwing sticks for their border collie Lucy.
Julie Tickle, Program Coordinator
Julie joined the DREAM Adaptive team as the program coordinator in January 2017. She grew up near balmy Buffalo, New York as a four-season fresh air kid. She was a two-sport and All-American athlete in college, earning a B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Sports Administration. Julie made her way west to Colorado and worked for the US Olympic Committee for over five years, coordinating camps and events at the Colorado Olympic Training Center and also for US Paralympics. Highlights of her tenure included supporting the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Her free time was spent exploring the Rockies where she honed her snowboarding and mountain biking skills and fell in love with mountain life. Before moving with her husband and pup to Whitefish in December of 2016, they lived the salt life for 4 years in southern California. Throughout her traveled career path, Julie has always made it a priority to volunteer and work with adaptive sports programs in her local area. She is passionate about the DREAM mission and works diligently to ensure outdoor activities are accessible for all.
DREAM will host it’s Annual Meeting on October 16th at the Whitefish
Join DREAM for an evening presentation highlighting the incredible people who participate
Activities will include: Water skiing, sit water skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding,
DREAM Adaptive Recreation received funding from the US Department of Veterans Affairs
By: Nicky Ouellet The Flathead Valley is home to a large population