My name is Austin Werts, I grew up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. For several years of my life my family went on camping trips around the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas. I have always thoroughly enjoyed camping, hiking and the outdoors. I attended Oklahoma State University and earned my Bachelors of Science in Botany in 2012, developing skills for plant identification. I joined the SCA to gain experience working outdoors and see beautiful places around the country. I found the program for wilderness ranger internships in the northwest and applied to gain experience backpacking and working in wilderness areas. I hope to get a job in the future doing something similar to this.