Daniel Gaewski was born and raised in Connecticut, never having known the call of the Western Frontier. He has always loved the outdoors from a young age, going on camping trips and driving cross country with his family to see Yellowstone. A recent college graduate of the University of Connecticut with a double major in Psychology and Anthropology, he longs to leave his quiet life in CT for some adventure in a place far from his comfort zone. The PCT Team seems like the perfect opportunity to learn about our nation's National Parks and the jobs that need to be done to maintain a presence in the wild. He eagerly looks forward to a summer of working hard to clear trails, living as part of a team, and experiencing life in the California forests.