My name is Sean Ogle and I am 23 years old. I was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. The adventure spirit was instilled within me from a young age. The lush Appalachian wilderness, ancient mountains, crystal clear streams and rich heritage associated with the area fostered a love for the outdoors and a knowledge of the importance of conservation. As I grew older and experienced many of the nation’s parks such as; TGSM, Yellowstone, Yosemite, The Grand Canyon, Tetons, Zion, etc. and became aware of the dangers threatening the natural world, I vowed to one day contribute my efforts toward conservation.
After graduating The University of Tennessee with a degree in Journalism, I sought to fulﬁll my ancient promise to nature. I eventually became aware of the SCA, and quickly applied to do my part for the environment. I was selected for the Florida Trail Corps in fall 2010 and got my ﬁrst taste of the outdoor life. I never recovered. Afterwards I joined the 10-month residential SCA NH Corps as a Conservation Leadership Corps High School Leader. I then left the SCA for a year and worked for the Florida Trail Association (the same agency that had contracted my 2010 crew). However, I was unable to stay away from the SCA long and now I am beginning my renewed tenure as a Phoenix Field School Project Leader.
It is good to be back!