Karen Bockel, co-owner Chicks Climbing and Skiing, US citizen!
Close friend and AMGA rock guide, Yoshiko Miyazaki-Back, was at the ceremony.
Yoshi reflects on Karen’s accomplishment:
Having witnessed first hand my husband going through the same process, I was reminded of the time and the emotional and financial commitment it takes. There are reams of paperwork, mandatory interviews. You must provide biometric data. There’s a test on US history, culture and political institutions. Candidates must show good character and financial responsibility.
Becoming a naturalized US citizen is a long, hard and committing process. It’s been remarkable watching Karen work her way through the process , all the while travelling for work as a guide, running a successful and inspiring business, and becoming an IFMGA Mountain guide!
All of us at Chicks are so proud and inspired! Go Girl!