My name is Timothy Gurnett and I am from Omaha Nebraska. My conservation experience started in the Boy scouts where I participated in various types of public land projects. I obtained the scouts highest rank of Eagle Scout. I joined the Navy when I was 17 and spent 5 years Active duty as a Military policeman, I am currently a drilling reservist with the Navy and have been for the past 3 years. I ﬁrst volunteered with the SCA as recreation management intern in Gunnison Colorado. While I was there I maintained back country trails, conducted back country water samples, assisted law enforcement oﬃcers, and maintained back country facilities. I used this ﬁrst internship to explore different the jobs our public lands had to offer and more importantly to ﬁnd out if a career working on the public lands was for me. Turns out I loved everything about it. Shortly after my internship was over I was already perusing the SCA website to ﬁnd my next opportunity and that’s when I found the Veterans Fire Corps. I had heard about wild land ﬁre ﬁghters but I never really gave it much thought, so I ﬁgured I would give it a try. Long story short I have been with the VFC every summer since. Outside of the SCA, I am a avid outdoorsman, I have completed and lead countless backcountry expeditions. I recently completed a Veterans Outward Bound expedition, dog sledding in Minnesota. I am a senior at the University of Nebraska working to obtain a double major in Criminal justice and Environmental Studies with a minor in geography. Every season brings new experiences and new challenges.
I can’t wait to get started.