Please allow me to introduce myself and thank you for your interest in VFC student conservation association. I currently reside in Missoula, Montana. I am the Project leader for VFC 4 Black Hills National Forest 2013 season. I am honored to be involved and I look forward to working on this project this summer. I take great pride in treating life with respect and working to ensure personal and professional growth, for anyone I encounter and work with. I have a genuine love, respect and passion for life in particular the outdoors. I adhere to high personal and professional standards and expect the same from my crew, to ensure successful completion of our projects and fulfilling life experiences. I am friendly, outgoing and my mission is for our crew to have a productive, safe and fun season.
My name is David Porras, born May 21, 1989 in Richfield, Utah and was raised in the small town of Salina, Utah. I enjoy staying active. Sports and especially bodybuilding are my main passions in life. I love to travel, seeing new places and experiencing different cultures always make for great experiences and memories. I am currently studying to become certified as a personal trainer while continuing to pursuit my goal as a pro bodybuilder. I hope to one day make a difference in the world in a positive way and change the way the general public views health and nutrition especially in the United States.
J. Sky Orndoff has loved building ever since he crafted his first lean-to out of sticks and bark when he was in kindergarten. In 2006, his heart was broken when the old hunting lodge he lived in in Rocky Mountain National Park was condemned. This sparked a passion for maintaining historic structures. He started following this passion in 2010, when he started building a superadobe building in Texas. Since then, he has worked on two buildings in Montana. He is very excited to help the people of the United States keep their historic buildings in great condition for many years to come.
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Okay, so this is Annie J. Armstrong in a nutshell! She is young at heart, because she is still growing into the adult she would like to be. She loves learning new things and is always up for a good challenge. Annie didn’t always know that working for the Student Conservation Association was something she really had a true passion for until the summer of 2012.
She had been through a lot career wise, and there were many things she wanted to work out for herself. She felt torn between becoming a better version of herself, working in an environment where she felt motivated, happy, and inspired, and between being unsettled with what she was doing. So, she applied for a Conservation Corps position hoping she could change her situation and start moving in a direction where she could grow, change, and excel on her own terms. After not hearing anything for a few months, Annie was finally offered and took a position on a Angeles National Forest Corps Crew in San Fernando, California. She accepted that offer and hasn’t looked back since. “Things always work out, just not on your time,” is what she says to people who aspire to be a better a version of themselves. "There is a higher power.”
Annie hopes to take on more responsibility in her leadership role with SCA this spring and summer. She wants to gain new skills that will continue to guide her throughout her professional development. Moreover, she is looking forward to all the new challenges the season has to offer. Annie will push herself out of her comfort zone and believes enough in herself to know she has what it takes to make this spring and summer one of the best she’s ever had.