Beth McCarthy

Recruiting Representative, Northeast Region

Contact: 603-558-3502 or

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Recruiter Bio

Beth is originally from Syracuse, New York, and graduated from Saint Bonaventure University with a degree in History. After graduation, she worked as a tour guide in the Adirondacks and, while there, learned about SCA from a coworker. Beth was worried her History degree was not a good match for “the hippies at SCA,” but applied anyway… and in January 2003, her long journey with SCA began. From January-April 2003,  Beth’s first SCA internship was leading 50-minute living history tours of Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley National Park, California. January-March 2004 saw Beth as an SCA Recruiting Intern out of the New Hampshire office, and she traveled to schools in Oregon, Washington, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, recruiting for SCA. Beth’s third SCA internship was in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, where she worked at the visitor’s center, did historic lock demonstrations, assisted at kid’s camp, led interpretive programs on the train, and would ride the bike path doing roving interpretation.

Beth became the Great Lakes Recruiting Representative in September 2006 and recruited in the Great Lakes for four seasons. In August 2010,  Beth became the Northeast Recruiting Representative and moved to Boston to cover her new region. She enjoys getting people “jazzed up for SCA” and hearing SCA alumni stories on her travels. This is her eighth year being an SCA recruiter and she is ready to answer your questions about SCA!


2016-2017 Recruiting Schedule

School Date City State
University of Rhode Island 9/19 Kingston RI
University of Connecticut 9/20 Storrs CT
University of Rhode Island 9/21 Kingston RI
MA Green Careers Conference 9/29 Worcester MA
Yale Networking Event 9/30 Hamden CT
University of Vermont 10/19 Burlington VT
University of Massachussetts 10/24-25 Amherst MA
Pennsylvania State University 10/26-27 State College PA
SUNY Buffalo 10/31 Buffalo NY
SUNY Geneseo 11/1 Geneseo NY
SUNY Brockport 11/2 Brockport NY
SUNY Cortland 11/3 Cortland NY
SUNY - ESF 11/7-8 Syracuse NY


Takeya Meggett

Recruiting Representative, Mid-Atlantic Region

Contact: 201-744-1820 or

Recruiter Bio

Takeya Meggett began her SCA career in 2011 as a Crew Leader with the Essex County, New Jersey, Community Crew. She then continued with SCA in Ely, Nevada, working on a Leader Crew in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Later that year Takeya served three months as an SCA intern for Grand Teton National Park, after which she moved on to yet another SCA internship with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in the Hudson Valley. In addition to the internships, Takeya was also selected to lead the NPS Academy in Alaska, which eventually led to a full-time staff position as a recruiter for SCA’s New York City Sandy Recovery Program. In just two months, Takeya recruited over 100 NY/NJ youth to serve with SCA. Takeya has a passion for the outdoors and for conserving nature, and with that passion she vows to continue to spread the word about SCA and its mission. Serving with SCA has ultimately changed Takeya’s life and she’s excited to continue the SCA legacy as a full-time recruiter for the Mid-Atlantic region.

2016-2017 Recruiting Schedule

School Name Date City State
Stony Brook University 9/26 Stony Brook NY
CUNY - Brooklyn College 9/27 Brooklyn NY
CUNY - BMCC 9/28 New York NY
Purdue University 10/17 West Lafayette IN
Indiana University - Bloomington 10/18 Bloomington IN
University of Kentucky 10/19-20 Lexington KY
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale 10/24-25 Carbondale IL
University of Missouri - Columbia 10/26-27 Columbia MO
Rutgers University - Newark 11/1 Newark NJ
William Patterson University 11/2 Wayne NJ
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 11/8 Minneapolis MN
Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education 11/9-13 Minneapolis MN
American Indian Science and Engineering Society Conference 11/9-13 Minneapolis MN
University of Wisconsin - Madison 11/14-15 Madison WI
University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign 11/17-18 Urbana IL

We look forward to answering your questions!