I have lived in a cabin or a tent for 83% of the last two years years of my life...not so bad. Most of my trail experience came from a 10 month internship with the SCA as a part of the New Hampshire Conservation Corps where I led crews in the beautiful White Mountain National Forest. Our crews built a rock staircase, a large turnpike, bog bridges and other structures to address drainage issues and erosion control. Prior to that I was a Trip Leader with Cheerio Adventures, leading students on adventure recreation trips including canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, caving, etc...in the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. I love working and living outside and being surrounded with people aiming to accomplish a common goal.
I participated in my first triathlon last summer and I'm already signed up for another this fall. Cycling and swimming are a favorite past time as I grew up on the shores of Lake Huron in Northeast Michigan.
With a bachelors degree in something totally different than outdoor recreation, I consider myself lucky to be a part of the SCA and count everyday I get to work and play outside as a blessing.
I am a nature/adventure lover who has moved around my entire life. Seriously, for not being an Army Brat I had lived in 4 states by the time I was seven. However, there is something about the Great Lakes that always seemed to call me back.
Working with my hands and helping to conserve our planet is a passion of mine, so this internship is right up my alley. I love working with wood and metal and have a couple of years of metal/wood working classes under my belt and can make some pretty cool stuff or just repair things. I also love to volunteer and help my community. From volunteering at the local theater to doing work for the National Relief Network I have picked up a love for helping others. I would have to say the most rewarding work I have done so far is the work I did for the National Relief Network in 2001. We went down to South carolina to help clean up after a flood had devastated the area. While out there, we helped tear down and rebuild a church as well as clean up debris. It was by far the most rewarding experience I've had so far.
I am crazy excited to get out to Oregon and start getting my hands dirty and making a difference.
I am 21 years old, I have lived in Michigan my entire life. I am going to be going into my fourth and final year at Western Michigan University. I am double majoring in Recreation and Environmental Studies. I love be outside and to learn about nature, wildlife, and wilderness and look forward to a summer full of new experiences.
Hey ya'll I'm Brian but a lot of my friends call me Chip because I look like I could be named Chip. People have also called me by just my last name Roach and when I was a freshman in high school a senior called me David all year, for the same reason because I look like one but he was pretty dumb, so call me whatever you feel comfortable with, I respond to it all now.
I'm a very talkative. I like to tell stories and hear about other people’s adventures. I have been fortunate enough to travel to some awesome places and had some really formative experiences from them. I found my love of the outdoors from attending a backpacking outwardboundesque camp. I can get into any type of sport professional or outdoorsy. I'm psyched about this summer for two reasons because I get to camp the entire time and I feel that the best way to get to know some is by spending a lot of time with them outside camping and getting smelly sweaty and dirty with them.
I can't really sum up anything about myself here but I hope you guys are as amped as I am to get brawndo working on the Oregon Trail, minus the cholera and without wasting ammo on the squirrels.
Make it a great day!
I am a 21 year old senior at Penn State University studying Outdoor Recreation Management. I am an avid nature lover as well as kayaker and backpacker. I am also a guide for a Penn State Program called Adventure Recreation. I did another corps program last summer at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area which was sweet. It was my first foray into volunteer work and I really get a sense of accomplishment out of it. I have also volunteered at a Nature Center helping out with maitenance in the birds of prey area. I am really excited to be out in the wilderness, and see a part of the country I have never been to