Stephanie Martin went for a walk with Jimmy Carter on the Arctic tundra. Carter, she says, is the smartest man she’s ever met. But then came the moment when Martin had to tell the former president that he really shouldn’t do what he wanted to do.
“He wanted to see reindeer, but I knew he’d be up to his knees in mud. I told him, ‘You’ll get stuck in mud and I’ll lose my job.’ ” Carter laughed, the walk continued, the muddy hazards were avoided.
It can all be pretty heady stuff for a woman from Providence who offers this brief description of what she does: “I watch a lot of water.”