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  • Trail WorkerJanuary 23, 2018 to presentTwentynine Palms, California
    I’ve got a new job! From January 23rd (a day late due to our latest shutdown) through the end of April, I’ll be a hard-working member of the trails crew at Joshua Tree National Park. I’d say that the road here started in 2015 when I showed up in the parking lot at NYC and wound up surrounded by good people on Jeff Meier’s crew for a spring of weeds and chainsaw work.

    That journey has taken several unexpected turns in the Pacific Northwest and Minnesota for better and for worse, and I’m grateful to have gotten here. I don’t know what my future holds this summer or beyond, but I’m confident that the experienced NPS team that I get to work with and the projects I’ll tackle this spring will help me be at my best for whatever comes next.

    For any and all of you who’ve thought about a visit to this gem of a park, hit me up! I work 10-hour days Monday through Thursday, and that leaves me with three sweet days to savor and share this place each weekend. Let me know if you’d like to plan a visit. You can’t stay in the fire dorm with me, but I know where free camping spots are and have led groups through some of J Tree’s caves and up some of its passes in the past.
  • NaturalistSeptember 4, 2017 to November 3, 2017Ventura, California
  • Summer Youth Corps Assistant DirectorMay 22, 2017 to August 25, 2017Saint Johns Landing Camp, Minnesota
  • Seasonal Field CoordinatorMarch 6, 2017 to April 14, 2017Eugene, Oregon
    I did my best to help the permanent staff in the office put together a great season for our Youth Corps participants in Oregon and the leaders who'll serve them.
  • Midwest Recruitment ConsultantNovember 30, 2016 to February 28, 2017
    Responsible for regional outreach and hiring for field staff and young adult participants.
  • Youth Corps Camping Crew LeaderSeptember 8, 2016 to October 15, 2016Eugene, Oregon
    Red Crew goes hard!
  • Woodsboss South 1/3May 30, 2016 to August 27, 2016Eugene, Oregon
  • Seasonal Stewardship Program Crew LeaderApril 1, 2016 to May 27, 2016Happy Camp, California
  • Leadership Development Program Crew MemberFebruary 12, 2016 to March 21, 2016
  • Summer Stewardship Program Crew LeaderAugust 28, 2015 to October 23, 2015Ukiah, Oregon
  • Outdoor Oregon Crew LeaderJune 3, 2015 to August 26, 2015Portland, Oregon
  • Summer Stewardship Program ParticipantApril 3, 2015 to May 30, 2015Happy Camp, California
  • Field OrganizerAugust 11, 2014 to November 15, 2014Portland, Oregon
  • TeacherJuly 8, 2013 to May 31, 2014Hanoi, Vietnam
  • TeacherJuly 8, 2013 to May 31, 2014Hanoi, Vietnam
    I served as a teacher of English, Global Perspectives, and ICT at Wellspring International School in Hanoi.
  • Corps MemberAugust 13, 2012 to June 7, 2013Seattle, Washington
    I served full-time as a volunteer tutor and mentor in a low-income, urban school with a team of fellow corps members.
  • Research FellowshipAugust 8, 2011 to June 20, 2012Paderborn, Germany
    I studied public health and nutrition sciences and the German language for one year at Universität Paderborn.
  • Legislative InternJanuary 2011 to May 2011Washington, District of Columbia
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