Rick Mittler is from Orange, Virginia. Rick attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA where he obtained a BA in Geography with a focus in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis, as well as, a minor in Natural Resources Recreation. While earning his degree he was a big Hokie sports fan and avid disc golfer. After graduating, Rick worked for the Conservation Management Institute in Blacksburg, VA as a GIS Technician where he created wetland maps for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Rick decided to leave Blacksburg to pursue a position with the SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps to have a more hands-on approach of working with the environment and to learn more about conservation and stewardship.