Gretchen came to Nevada in 2001 from Indiana to work as a biologist at Great Basin National Park and never left the area. Having resided in Baker (town has no relation to her name) for over 15 years, she is the author of three publications; Great Basin National Park: A Guide to the Park and Surrounding Area; The Great Basin for Kids; and a Nevada cave-based mystery, An Un-Conventional Murder. She is also an accomplished photographer and spelunker.
Gretchen Baker was interviewed on May 6, 2017 by the Nevada Women’s History Project as part of The Women of Nevada Highway 50 project. This video was funded by The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust.