Project Leader: Patrick Gallo Project Dates: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello and welcome, I am Patrick Gallo the Project Leader for the SCAs Fire Recovery Project in the Angeles National Forest.
Born in Akron, OH, I never thought that I would venture out west in search of a life committed to conservation work. After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2007, I took a flight out to California and spent the next two years working for the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). During that time I got to build playgrounds and coordinate volunteers in New Orleans, build fuel breaks in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and fight wildfires in California.
What drew me to SCA was their commitment developing leaders to promote a conservation ethic. I truly believe that if people can be exposed to the greatness of our country's public lands and resources, then people will want to preserve them.
In order to do that, we need people to lead the charge in preserving (or at the very least manage) the country's natural resources.
Needless to say, I am super excited to have the opportunity to serve an SCA crew and I am looking forward to working with all of the volunteers that we will be working with on the Angeles.