I am a true New Englander, having grown up on Cape Cod. My young adulthood was revolved around hiking/camping up on the Kangamangas Highway, then places in Maine. Since I enjoyed Maine so thoroughly, I then went to Maine for my undergraduate studies at the University of Maine, Orono. I then went on to graduate in May of 2012, with a B.S. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.My environmental/outdoor recreation career began as a Whitewater Raft guide. Up in the Forks, I guided commercially Level I whitewater. This was with Three Rivers, during the summer of 2008. Right out of college, I landed a job as a Park Ranger at Lake George Regional Park. During my summer here at Lake George, I had accepted my first SCA position as an Environmental Educator Intern with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was an unbelievable experience teaching anywhere from K-9th grade the beauty that lies in nature.This then catapulted me into accepting my current position with the SCA here at the beautiful Bear Brook State Park. I wish to further engage the youth in outdoor learning activities while showing them my eccentric passion for the environment.
Oh hey there! I’m Charity Rose, and I’m from the majestic misty woods of Washington State. My journey to Americorps and SCA New Hampshire started way back when I was a young fort builder constructing elaborate driftwood structures at Dumas Bay Beach, on the Puget Sound. Peering beneath the rocks and hiding in the cattails, I fell in love with the Sound’s vibrant tide pools and quiet marshes. In high school, I learned that I could share my contagious excitement with my peers through interpreting the tide pool exhibit at the Pacific Science Center (an interactive science museum in Seattle). After high school, I moved across the country to Warren Wilson College, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. There, I discovered the awesomeness that is Waffle House, honed my skills as a pie baker, and eventually earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. I’m ecstatic to be spending my first year post college living among the within the whimsical white pine forests of New Hampshire, leading elementary school kids to explore and appreciate the nature in their backyards. My favorite pool toy is the foam noodle, and my patronus is a river otter.
Hi! I am Claire Dedrick, from Berkeley, California. I love to be outside and spent a lot of my childhood hiking and camping in the world’s greatest mountain range - the Sierra Nevada of CA - and along the west coast. In high school, I did an SCA summer crew, and fell in love with trail work and hanging out in the backcountry. Since then, I attended the University of California in San Diego, where I studied Earth Science and spent lots of time on the beach in the sun, and spent summers in Washington doing trail work in the Cascades. I am super excited to share my love of the outdoors and nature as a SCA NH corps member, and also to explore and learn about a new area and experience my first real winter.
Hi! My name is Debbie Brzozowski. I hail from upstate New York, although I’m a Minnesotan at heart. I chose this internship both for the hands on field experience, and the promise of the community I would find at Bear Brook. I’m a late bloomer in the field of Recreation. I stumbled on the major during college, and fell in love with what I learned. I also love the idea of being active and getting paid to play outside for a career. I hope to gain more experience and be a park ranger in the National Park Service when I grow up.
My name is Emily Barry. I come from the luscious lands of the Pacific Northwest where I was born, raised and educated. In December 2012, I graduated from Western Washington University with a BS in Environmental Science. I feel like superwoman when I am tromping through mud in my rubber boots. For years, I have been passionate about living in a sustainable community, building meaningful relationships and giving youngsters the opportunity to feel a part of this magical world. As part of NHCC, I feel I am thriving in my natural habitat. If I could be any animal, I would be a wolf because they are independent, yet stay true to their pack, they are playful, and I imagine they take very deep, cleansing breaths.