KLTís newest board member Erika Vye (photographed at
right on a musical retreat at Lightfoot Bay) hails
from Nova Scotia, and graduated from Dalhousie
University in Halifax with a degree in earth
sciences. Her current research is focused on the
improved communication of earth science issues to
the general public. She is particularly interested
in peoplesí connection to the Earth, the landscape,
and how that ultimately guides their decisions on
land use issues such as natural resources and
geotourism. She has traveled the world
widely; besides spending several years in
Germany--and speaking enough German to get herself
into trouble--she recently spent the entire holiday
season in India. Erika says that one of the most
wondrous sights she ever saw was the Arctic Ocean as
it occupied the horizon seen from a helicopter.
Multi-talented Erika: she is an
accomplished musician, a singer/songwriter who has
performed with several different local groups.
Currently she is one of the musical duo
She is deeply involved with the MTU student
organization Global Cities that promotes
inter-cultural understanding and n awareness of the
realities of life in the non-overdeveloped world.
Erika lives in Laurium with her dog
Echo, inherited from her dear companion Greg
Wright, also a lover of the Keweenaw, who has passed
on to other worlds.
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