Born and raised in Rochester, New York, this reﬁned young man was conﬁned by the concrete streets where the elites ran the East. The West was the best way to escape the clover expressways, a large patch of maple and cherry woods helped Matty Ice ﬁnd his path, a place he understood. He is now in his third year at SUNY Geneseo studying Geography, minoring in Environmental Studies. The past year he lived in a residence hall focused on environmentalism, sustainability and social justice, where his resident advisor turned him onto the idea of serving with the SCA. He is extremely excited to meet the other members of the superstar Paciﬁc Crest Trail group and hopes his light-hearted mindset helps ease the adventure as they conquer the Sierra Nevada area, smelling of sweat and campﬁres. May the current generation and those to come appreciate the phenomenal work going to done this summer, GO PCT CREW 2K12!