My name is Allison Yamamoto-Sparks and I’m the Visitor Services Specialist for San Juan County, UT, where I spend my days sharing my love of Utah (particularly SE Utah!) with people from around the world. Some of my favorite parts of my job are blogging about San Juan County, managing our ‘Utah’s Canyon Country’ social media channels, answering our visitor information line, and responding to e-mails from people all over the world who are planning trips to San Juan County, UT!
Although I LOVE Utah and love sharing all the great things about it with anyone and everyone who will listen, I’m actually not a native Utahan. If you’ve been following my blog, I’m sure you’ve picked up bits and pieces- I moved to Monticello in March of 2009 from Missoula, MT, where I graduated from University of Montana (Go Griz!) in 2003 with a degree in Japanese & Asian Studies. I grew up mostly in Tiller, OR & Yakutat, AK, and have also lived in Bend, OR, Ketchikan, AK, and Tokyo & Ujitawara, Japan.
In my free time I try to get out with my husband and son as much as possible and explore this beautiful area that we’re lucky enough to get to live in! We enjoy hiking, camping, cross country skiing, rafting/kayaking/paddle boarding, road trips, and FOOD! 🙂
As a blogger, I’m also a big follower of other blogs, especially blogs about Utah, the southwest, travel, and food! I thought I’d share a few of my favorites…
I hope you enjoy my blog- I welcome comments and will respond to any questions you might have- I’m here to help! If you prefer to e-mail, please send your questions/comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Reading! 🙂