Preferring medium length trails, Hope has completed the Long Trail, as well as the Northville-Placid Trail and the West Coast Trail, and most of the Ozark Highlands trail. In the winter, she primarily backcountry skis at Bolton Valley.
Hope received her BA from Hunter College, CUNY and a MA from Yonsei University, in Seoul, Korea. She is employed by Merchants Bank and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Hope volunteers with the CFA Institute, EverybodyWins, and national ski patrol, and currently serves on the board of Bolton Friends and Community Capital of Vermont. She lives in Middlesex with her spouse and three largish dogs.