Seasoned and dedicated Youth Conservation Program (YCP) Supervisor and National Park Service (NPS) Trail Crew Leader with great experience coordinating a variety of conservation work and education for groups of high school students and adults. An ardent teacher who loves the outdoors and nature conservation.
Set up and led many trail construction and maintenance projects, including building bridges; rock/wooden retaining walls and other erosion control structures; and thousands of feet of new trail. Coordinated labor-for-education exchange with professionals in Exotic Plant Management, Fire Management, Historic Preservation, Nature Interpretation, and other fields within the National Parks. Received safety award for flawless safety record of Grand Teton National Park YCP.
Summer seasonal employee in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011-2013 who worked way to leader position though safe and successful implementation of high quality trail structures and supervision of YCP groups of up to 25 high schoolers. Well-practiced in backcountry living and with a variety of hand and power tools. Leader of three GTNP Trail Crew members and 22 YCP workers and volunteers for 2013.
Drove several routes for the town of Jackson, Wyoming during the winter season. Responsible for operating 30- to 40-foot diesel buses around town and also to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Successfully navigated icy roads with often full-to-capacity buses. Provided excellent customer service while arriving safely and on-schedule at each stop.
Leader of NPS crew of five in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Lived in the backcountry at an elevation of 10,000 feet for over three months while coordinating work projects, camp set-up and maintenance, radio contacts, and food orders. Built large and small rock retaining walls and native pine causeways. Performed as part of a search and rescue squad.
Winter seasonal employee who worked as a member of a professional trail crew and led several volunteer groups from universities and youth conservation programs. Set up and operated rigging systems for transporting stone used for drystone and wetstone masonry erosion control projects. Camped in the desert wilderness of Southern Arizona for several eight-day stints.
Led adolescents with drug addictions into the Bob Marshall Wilderness for 11-day periods as part of a wilderness therapy program. Taught trail maintenance and wilderness living while backpacking great distances. Provided detailed reports of accomplishments and conditions to the WTC, BMWF, and United States Forest Service.
Helped five groups of 100 tourists on an adventure cruise ship in Nunavut and Greenland during the Arctic summer season. Bartended, waited tables, calculated bills, and managed gift shop while always on call.
Performed and led conservation work on federal lands and in communities while earning Americorps education stipend and a leader position at SCC. Weatherized homes, worked on community farms, picked up trash along the USA-Mexico border, and dug many miles of new trail.
Aided national nonprofit organization in involving others in monitoring for appropriate use of wilderness areas. Assisted in analysis of the Wilderness Act of 1964. Searched various databases, designed flyers, organized websites, and created a blog.
Supervised groups of children from eight to 13 years old and taught many activities such as soccer, high ropes course, and theater.
Coursework in Community and Environment, Nature and Society, Ecology, Outdoor Education, and Sustainable Agriculture with overall GPA of 3.45.
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