Sterling Shaw, BA

Pharmaceutical Coordinator


Sterling, a native Minnesotan, throughout her years growing up cultivated a strong respect and love of place for the out of doors. She spent much of her time racing scows on Lake Minnetonka and navigating the bays of many other northern lakes. Her family would vacation to the west for ski trips to Jackson Hole, WY and her parent’s old stomping grounds of Aspen, CO.  It was here that her passion for skiing developed and would later yield a professional ski career.

Through her experiences in the outdoors Sterling developed strength of character, independence and the desire to encourage others.  This brought her to Colorado in pursuit of her B.A. in Outdoor Education. In 2010, Sterling graduated from Fort Lewis College and went to work for a canopy tour design firm which brought her to Montana, Hawaii, New Mexico, North Carolina, Virginia and back once again, to Colorado.   During this time her insatiable curiosity led her to work on an organic potato farm, ski patrol, and to further pursue her education in the medical field. After her stint of clinical rotations, Sterling moved to Steamboat Springs and began work at Yampa Valley Medical Center working both in the emergency department and with an orthopedic surgeon.

It was a fast paced life that left Sterling desiring more time to live life and focus on rekindling her inner confidence and respect for self. Sterling’s internal drive, innovation, and strong desire to continue to empower those she helps through the medical field brought her to her current position as the Pharmaceutical Coordinator with Open Sky Wilderness Therapy.

Sterling spends her time off in the mountains with her best friend and dog, Moose. You can find them hiking, skiing and climbing year round.