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In 2009, Trish Karter rode her bike 1,500 miles in 15 days, staying at family homeless shelters from Atlanta to Boston to raise awareness and help at-risk mothers find a pathway out of poverty through education. She began cycling competitively a year later but suffered a serious brain injury from an accident. During rehabilitation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), where she had her two children, Trish decided to set a recovery goal of completing the Mount Washington Bicycle Race. She became an “uphill specialist,” and in 2016 set the mountain record for her age group. A food entrepreneur, she co-founded and led Dancing Deer Baking Company for 16 years. Trish also co-founded lēf Farms and is currently the CEO of Chabaso Bakery. She is a lifelong activist for women’s and environmental issues but also loves the quiet of being in nature with her field easel. She hopes to find more time for painting again soon.

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