Field Site Name
Tongass National Forest
- Position Title
Vegetation Team Member
- Field Site Name
Tongass National Forest, Southeast Alaska
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Humboldt State University
Environmental Biology, minor in Geography
- Dream Job
- If I could pass a law…
I would establish free higher education in the United States.
- The person who inspires me post is…
My dog, Lily
- If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
I would turn into a dragon. Nothing can top a dragon.
- Most memorable outdoor moment
Imagine you’re sitting atop a rock that shoots over a hundred feet into the air. The cool Colorado air nips at your nose and ears as dozens of birds swoop in all directions around you as they hunt for their evening meal. To the east, Dragon Rock is all that separates you from the Great Plains, which extend farther than the eye can see. The glittering city of Colorado Springs fans out from the bright center that is downtown. To the south, Red Rock Canyon divides the city from Crystal Hills and the rest of Manitou Springs. To the North, Camel Rock signals the end of the Garden of the Gods and the start of Queen’s Canyon. And to the West, the majestic form of Pike’s Peak rises 14,110 feet into the sky out of the foothills that surround my town. Now I want you to imagine the most spectacular sunset you’ve ever seen. Turn up the intensity, try to imagine clouds alive with the most vibrant array of orange, pink, magenta, purple, yellow, and green. Now wrap that image around yourself in a great sphere of natural beauty as you sit aloft upon your throne.
- Favorite Song
Little Black Submarines by Black Keys
“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” - Teddy Roosevelt