At the age of 29, Chris Zinski has ﬁnally found something in his life that he is both happy and comfortable to be a part of. In August 2012, he joined the Veterans Fire Corps as an intern located in Flagstaff, AZ. The amount of knowledge and the great opportunity that was set before him was incredible. It was truly a life changing experience for him. Ever since he departed from the Marine Corps in 2009, he had been looking for that team-like-feeling that had once made sense to him. The SCA has provided Chris with a new passion and a new direction in his life. Chris will be leading a crew of interns this year in the Black Hills National Forest in hopes that his Veterans Fires Corps interns can experience that same kind of change and inspiration in their lives.