Claudia Hilligoss has been a Sierra Club volunteer participating in and leading a variety of trips in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and the Midwest since joining the club in 1992. Some of her favorite activities are cooking, hiking, and gardening. photography and art. She enjoys staying abreast of environmental issues and participating in events in support of the environmental community. In the past, she served as a local group chair in Northern Kentucky, Fundraising Committee of the Cumberland Chapter, Clair Tappaan Lodge Committee, and National Outings Committee. Her love of nature was sparked as a child exploring the prairie, streams, and lakes of the Midwest. After living and working in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for many years, she spent part of the year in her native state of Indiana and Nevada.