My name is Ben Dunphey. I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. I graduated from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in May of 2012 where I studied Environmental Science with focuses on mapping and recreation. I have been doing conservation work since 2006 when I started with SCA as a high school member. Since then I have completed three high school crews as a member and two as a leader, spent a summer as an intern and most recently participated in the SCA Idaho AmeriCorps program. When not working I enjoy mountain and road biking, mountaineering and pretty much anything outdoors. I chose to participate in this program because I have not had the opportunity to build a trail to standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. I am very excited to have the chance to spend time learning to build trails to ADA standard and to have the chance to explore Northern California.