I grew up in Southern California and had many recreational opportunities growing up. I went to school at California State University, Chico and received my undergrad in Recreation Administration and received a certificate in Geographical Information Systems. I have worked in other SCA positions in the North Cascades and in south east Arizona for the Sonoran Desert Network.My most recent SCA job was in Oklahoma doing GIS for the Oklahoma Fire Center. While in Oklahoma I also became certified as a Type II Wildland Firefighter and GISS certified.
Hi my name is Ruby. I'm from VT and just finishing freshman year at the
University of Vermont. Im a little unsure about my major still but it
will involve history, politcal science and maybe world cultural studies.
When I was 15, I did the High School program of SCA and went to Crater
Lake National Park in Crater Lake Oregon which was amazing. I decided it
was time to do another one this summer.
Some stuff about me: I love music and especially outdoor concerts and
festivals, i like being active and especially during the summer in
rivers, lakes and some other natural water features of VT. I like to
joke around, be spontaneous and go on adventures. I love when people can
make me laugh and have fun. I get frustrated when people are negative or
hypocritical. I like to hike, bike, swim, snowboard, run and most
recently rock climb but I'm definitely not an exercise fanatic...more of
a causal thing for me.
I'm really excited to be doing something interesting for my summer and
this looks like it will be an incredible experience! I can't wait to
Alex Nerad is originally from Aurora Illinois. He attended Waubonsee Community College in Illinois and Prescott College in Prescott Arizona. His degree is in History with a minor in Education and Leadership. He is an alumni of the National Outdoor Leadership School. Alex also worked for two seasons as a Wildland Fire Fighter on the San Juan National Forest. And has served as a corps member in SCA's Massachussetts Parks Americorps program. Alex has also led an SCA High School Crew.
During his offtime he enjoys mountain biking, fiction writing and learning new skills. He is excited to get into the Santa Fe backcountry. And "Eat green chili peppers until I explode."
My name is Christopher Gee, and I recently finished undergraduate studies at the University of California, at Davis with a degree in International Relations. I returned this past December from a semester of education abroad at Fudan University in the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, China. My studies in conjunction with my time trekking around conjured me to realize the circumstance of the world’s poor and disenfranchised. Many of them suffer due to ecological and environmental concerns, leading me to seek hands-on experience in the conservation field with the goal of possibly working internationally in the future. But with no desire to return to school (for now – I think), I found myself hopping onto a plane bound for Idaho to serve with the SCA. Other things about me: I enjoy singing and classical music (having also majored in Music -Vocal Performance), science fiction, the free things in life, and serving at my church.
My name is Brett Boisjolie, I'm a 23 year old guy from Southampton, MA. My last name means "pretty woods" in French, which makes sense because I grew up on a Christmas tree farm and live for the outdoors. Since graduating from Stonehill College near Boston last May, I've been able to do some pretty solid adventuring. I spent last summer trudging through swamps, hiking through thorn bushes and swimming through rivers as a surveyor on a massive field study for The Nature Conservancy's Connecticut River program focusing on the link between altered hydrology and floodplain ecosystems. This past winter I was a member of a fire ecology strike team - a small 3-person nomadic team who traveled throughout Georgia assisting in, planning, and leading prescribed burns in various forest lands. I spent numerous days riding on ATVs with flamethrowers attached, running from raging head fires, taking down burning snags with chainsaws and other such ridiculous "this is my JOB?!" moments. My work has given me an understanding of and passion for imperiled forest types, and this opportunity in Idaho represents the ideal opportunity to learn more about forestry in order to further my life work in the field of environmental conservation.