Hey folks, I’m Tyler, one of the SCA Manchester CLC Leaders for this year. I grew up amongst the oak woodlands and redwood forests on the central coast of California. My second home was the Sierra Nevada mountain range, home to the majestic Sequoiadendron giganteum - the giant sequoia tree. It was here that I learned to love camping, backpacking, stargazing, campﬁre music, and nearly everything else that can be done outdoors. This is my second year with the SCA New Hampshire Corps, and I’m extremely excited to work with the students who take part in the high school program this year. Before serving with the SCA, I worked on recycling programs, taught an organic gardening class, and advised environmental groups at my alma mater, the University of California, Santa Cruz. In my free time I like to do yoga, play guitar, and explore the bounteous natural world of New Hampshire. My favorite trail tool is a pick mattock – you just can’t beat its multifunctional utility. I’ve been told that my spirit animal might be a golden retriever, but as of now, I’m still trying to make up my mind.