I was a crew member on the first crew of the modern DRC back in 2003. We worked in the Rand Mountains as well as northeastern California. After that I was distracted by other field jobs: trail in Minnesota, bunnies in Pennsylvania, birds in the San Francisco bay area, weasels in the Sierra Nevada. I returned to the DRC in 2009 to lead the 6th Rands crew. And I’m back for another season. I feel incredibly lucky to be back with the DRC doing the work I love with the people I love for the land that I love.