First of all, I am completely thrilled to be working in the Umatilla National Forest this summer. I am looking forward to getting to know the awesome crew and spending the next three months in the great outdoors.
My love of the outdoors began when I joined the Boy Scouts in ﬁfth grade. Ever since, I have spent my summers and countless weekends exploring the trails of Colorado. My backpacking and camping travels have also taken me all over the place over the years, including Alaska, Europe, and many of the National Parks in the Southwest.
I am originally from the great state of Colorado and I just completed my freshman year at Washington University in St. Louis. Even as a pre-med chemistry major, I hope to always ﬁnd time for conservation and the outdoors. Backpacking and caring for the natural world have always meant a lot to me and will always be integral parts of my life.
I have truly missed the camping and hiking scene while attending school in St Louis, and I am looking forward to a great time with great people in the Oregon backcountry this summer with the SCA.