In 2009 I graduated from SUNY ESF in Syracuse, NY with a degree in Environmental Science. Throughout college my love for the out of doors grew, becoming more and more of who I am today. Backpacking trips to the Adirondacks were frequent and summers at home in nearby Otego were enjoyed while engaging myself in the cultivation of tasty organic veggies. Upon my graduation from college I could no longer resist the westward pull that had been gaining strength throughout the years. I joined the SCA’s Desert Restoration Corps for the 2009/2010 season. 8 months in California was not enough for me and so I decided to be a member of the 2010 WildCorps and explore northern California for another 6 months of conservation work. I am stoked to be able to return once again to the Eastern Sierra and lead this crew.