I’m from a town in upstate New York called Queensbury. I grew up a pretty shy kid and stayed that way through high school, which I hated. College was when you could say I came out of my shell and started to enjoy meeting new people and getting involved with different projects. I graduated with a B.S. in GIS with a concentration in Environmental Science. After graduating I got a job as a custodian with a local temp agency and through a series of personal troubles found myself hiking the mountains around Lake George, NY and loving it.
I didn’t really have any expectations for this position when it was first offered. I was just excited to be working with GIS, GPS and the chance to see the western part of the country. I think I am completely fortunate to be here because I get to pick everyone’s brain about backpacking, leave no trace, rock climbing, astronomy, GIS, environmental science, mountaineering, canoeing, and a range of other topics; I get to travel to some amazing places and meet some fantastic and interesting people.