Regan Brockmeyer graduated from Summit High School in 1997 before attending Colorado College, where she received a degree in biology.
After graduating from college, and before going back to school, Brockmeyer worked for Copper Mountain Ski Patrol for two years.
"I took time off because I wanted a break between degrees," she said. "I had also always wanted to ski patrol so it was the perfect timing."
Brockmeyer went on to receive her master's of physiology from the Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine in Chicago, and then spent four years at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine before completing her emergency medicine residency in Albany, N.Y., in 2011.
Brockmeyer now works as an emergency medicine physician at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, St. Anthony North and the new St. Anthony Lakewood.
"I enjoy the variety that the job brings every day," Brockmeyer said. "It's nice to be able to return home and provide care for those who helped me so much while growing up."
Brockmeyer said she will always remain in emergency medicine because she loves the challenge, and "you never know what is going to come through the door."
"I love patient care as well," she said. "It's a privilege to be allowed into someone's life at such a personal time."
When asked why she decided to become a doctor, Brockmeyer answers, "you'll laugh, but it was sixth-grade biology frog dissection."
Brockmeyer currently lives in north Silverthorne - which reminds her of growing up because she spent a lot of time with friends there playing in the Blue River - and is in a long-term relationship.
Much like everyone else who lives in Summit County, Brockmeyer loves partaking in the outdoors - skiing, hiking, biking and backpacking, among other things.
Outdoor endeavors have been a love of hers since her time at Summit High.
"My fondest memories are of the times spent with the Nordic ski team training and competing," she said.