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PHOTO COURTESY PETER SCHMIEDING

The beauty of life

We are switching-up Not So Average Jane/ Joe this week. There is no doubt that Peter Schmieding is a Not so Average Joe. His affection for the children of Nepal is undeniable. Long ago, he embarked on a valiant quest to save as many girls as possible from the sex trade.

Photo courtesy of Callie Stolz

Healing from the heart

Callie Stolz is a proponent of personal responsibility. In her eyes, setbacks or challenges, burnout or bad health are healing opportunities. As a lifelong helper and healer, she imbues a sense of benevolent empowerment.

Photo courtesy of VITO VALENTINETTI

Locked down in Spain

Quick click connections come as second nature to Vito Valentinetti. Conversation from his apartment in Spain is sprinkled with humor and self-deprecating jokes. He regularly travels throughout Europe, but says he is terrible at most languages – enough to get by. He claims that Scandinavians speak english better than he does.

Photo courtesy of Molly Hayes

Nearly 88 and going strong

For the last 32 years, Molly Hayes has been chasing an iron nun – the Iron Nun, actually. At nearly 88 years old, Hayes has completed 337 triathlons and consistently placed second in her age group, right behind Sister Madonna Buder, who is not only her greatest competitor, but also her friend.

Photo courtesy of Nubia Allen

A QUIET LEADER

Nubia (Garcia) Allen is the picture of composure when she paces the sidelines as head coach of the West Yellowstone Lady Wolverines. She presented that same sense of calm when she was head coach for the Lone Peak Lady Big Horns.

It is not forced or rehearsed, but rather intrinsic to her nature.

Photo courtesy of Alisa Allgood

In memoriam

Local legend, Big Sky resident of nearly 30 years and active community volunteer, Richard “Dick” Allgood entered the world on a sweltering 90 degree day in Birmingham, Alabama on May 20,1944. He died on a chilly afternoon in Montana on Feb. 22, 2020 at 4:44 p.m.

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