Hi, my name is Shannon and I was born and raised in Alaska. I graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2010 with a degree in anthropology and I recently completed an internship with the National Park Service in cultural anthropology. Growing up in Alaska, I was exposed to the outdoors at an early age and I always relish in an opportunity to get out of the city. I enjoy hiking, biking, camping, ice-skating, rafting, and kayaking. I am really excited about serving with the SCA and AmeriCorps.
AHoy hoy and hey ho all! My name is Matthew Baba I have been working for the parks system and SCA, since 2010 and have loved every minute. I have done trails crews and interp work and i love being outside. I have sadly never really attended college except for a few -on again-off again semesters at John A Logan community college in Carbondale,IL. I have lived in a few different places but have spent the last several years of my life in Carbondale. I have collected to many hobbies over the years but the ones i enjoy most are (get ready its a long list) Fishing, Hiking, Climbing(both rock and otherwise), Playing chess, riding my motorcycle, swimming, working out, watching movies, being a goof on a regular basis, running, and finally preforming whether it be music or in plays.
Chris is a recent graduate of Appalachian State University in the Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. He majored in Sustainable Development and Geography and got a GIS certificate. His favorite past times are rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, and drinking hot tea. He also likes to make curry and drink cranberry juice, but alas, there is never any cranberry juice at Moyer.
I grew up in Southwest Virginia and went to school at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. I graduated with a degree in Sustainable Development in Dec. 2010 and since then have been traveling intermittently with Boone as my home base. I have been living out of my car, a tent, living rooms, and hostels - traveling and rock climbing as much as my budget will allow. When I wasn't traveling I was working for a company that makes rock-climbing equipment. I am now excited to be gaining more experience in the conservation field.
I grew up in a town right outside of Philadelphia, PA. I just graduated from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where I studied environmental science with a focus on mapping and recreation. I started working with SCA in 2006 as a high school crew member. Since then I have done three high school crews ('06, '07, '08) and an internship with SCA in 2009. Last summer I worked with SCA's National High School Program as a crew leader where I lead a crew in Denali National Park and the Canada/US crew where our time was spent between the backcountry in Manning Provincial Park and North Cascades National Park. I also spent a summer working on trails with the Forest Service in Utah in 2010. When not working I like to cook and do almost everything imaginable in the outdoors from mountain biking to mountaineering.
I grew up in the twin cities and spent the summers enjoying the outdoors at a cabin near Hinckley. I graduated from Michigan Tech University in 2010 with a degree in environmental engineering and a minor in ecology. I spent that last two years working at a taconite mine in northern MN. Taconite is not pronounced taco-night. I love xc skiing, snowshoeing, biking, _____ (insert outdoor activity here), playing guitar poorly, watching movies, traveling, and eating. A lot. I was once a sled dog handler, and dream of get-rich-quick schemes like panning for gold, inventing a va-poo-rizer, and robbing banks. I’ll be spending the next 5 months in Idaho, can’t wait for the ensuing adventures!
I am from Escanaba, MI and will be graduating from Northern Michigan University located in Marquette, MI with a Degree in Environmental Science with and emphasis in chemistry. Before college and after high school, I spent 2 years as a "ski bum" working at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Besides skiing I love to mountain bike, backpack, kayak, and love to swim; I'm basically a fish in the summer time. My career goals involve potentially working for the NRCS or Forest service doing conservation and restoration work.
My name is Tisha Joule and I was born in northern Colorado. If I had
to say where I'm from, it'd just be The West. Having lived both on the east coast and the west side of the United States, I can tell my
personality fits my surroundings better the closer I am to the
So, I ended up in Pennsylvania for High School and went to Pitt for
college. I finished my degree in Environmental Studies concentrating
in sustainability and water conservation last May.
Since, I've gotten my yoga teacher certification and worked as an
instructor in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
I love to hike, explore, take pictures, and find cool coffee joints
where ever I go. Other fun things I enjoy are swimming, snowboarding,
and doing yoga, naturally.
Ever since I graduated from college in 2009 I've been involved with the SCA. From my first position in remote Alaska to co-leading Alternative Spring Break in Joshua Tree this spring- its been an incredible trip and I can't stop coming back for more.
It's been a while since I've had a straight-forward answer to the question of where I'm from- but I'll never let go of my midwestern roots... I'll always call Wisconsin home even though the West has captivated me for the time being. This season I'll call the backcountry of Idaho my home. I look forward to encountering some wolves and sleeping the sleep that only comes after a good hard day of working and living outside. When I'm not out digging in the dirt I like to cook, listen to music and play my cello, and get outside every day to hike, climb, bike, and otherwise play around and explore the great outdoors, which I just like to call my playground.
Nat was born and raised in Virginia. Loving his home state, he moved a short distance away from his amazing family and went to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA where he obtained a degree in Geographic Science and, more importantly, was introduced to experiential education and outdoor adventure. He started with SCA's National High School Program in the summer of 2010 and has been able to work and play in some spectacular parts of the country. When he isn't working or learning a new skill, Nat can be found outside hiking, rock climbing, riding a bike, playing in the snow, putterdinkin', or playing yard games.
Hi. I’m Jackie and I’m back for a third year as the Program Manager of the SCA Idaho AmeriCorps program. I started with SCA just over 10 years ago with the New York Adirondack AmeriCorps program and have bounced around in a variety of positions since then from intern, to recruiter, to temporary cook, to crew leader, to most recently Education and Service Learning Manager with SCA's Mass Parks AmeriCorps. In addition, I took a brief sojourn away from SCA spending two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and going to graduate school with the Audubon Expedition Institute. In my free time I love to play the guitar, hike, and bake, but am game for just about any outdoor adventure if someone is willing to teach me. Montana born and bred, I am glad to have this opportunity to once again connect with the landscape of my youth.
|Project Leader Contact Information|
|J. Adam Martin|
|Alex Aaker (Project Leader)|
|Nat Elliston (Project Leader)|
|Jackie Lucero (Program Manager)|
|Hitch 9: Trails|
|Hitch 9: U-Routes|
|Hitch 7: Wilderness Trails|
|Hitch 7: U-Routes|
|Hitch 8: Wilderness Trails|
|Hitch 8: U-Routes|
|Hitch 8: Hydrology|
|Hitch 8: Engineering|
|Hitch 5: Engineering; Fires, Breakdowns, and Rosemary|
|Hitch 7: South Zone Vegetation|
|Hitch 7: Trails|
|Hitch 7: Timber|
|Hitch 5: South Zone Vegetation|
|Hitch 6: South Zone Vegetation|
|Hitch 7: Engineering, AKA The Hitch of Darkness|
|Hitch 6: Engineering|
|Hitch 6: Trails|
|Hitch 6: Timber|
|Hitch 6: U-Routes|
|Hitch 6: ITA Wilderness Trails|
|Hitch 6: Wilderness Trails|
|Hitch 5: Trails|
|Hitch 5: Range|
|Hitch 5 - Wildlife|
|Hitch 5 - Wilderness Trails|
|Hitch 5 – U-Routes|