Posts by Jarred Shaw

by Jarred Shaw | Posted Monday, December 31, 2012

Here’s Jarred’s crew mate, Leah Cantor, with her take on the SCA Sandy Relief Corps experience. PHOTO: Jennica Tamler and Leah Cantor (L-R)

Mother Nature can be a powerful and heartbreaking force. The neighborhood I was born and raised in was completely wrecked.

by Jarred Shaw | Posted Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My crewmates and I had good reason to look forward to our arrival in Hunterdon County.

by Jarred Shaw | Posted Saturday, December 15, 2012

Our first day on post-Sandy restoration duty at Cheesequake State Park began with a foggy morning. Dave Donnelly, park superintendent, met us bright and early, outfitted for the damp weather with bright yellow rubber boots. When we told him that two of our chainsaws were on the disabled list, his gracious response was to lend us a couple spares from Cheesequake’s own gear cache.

by Jarred Shaw | Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hurricane Sandy rolled in on October 29th, 2012, just two days after I returned home to Matawan, New Jersey. I had been in California, serving with an SCA leader crew in Sierra National Forest. As soon as the storm subsided, I emailed my contacts at SCA, requesting assistance for the local cleanup effort. My own efforts began just five minutes from my house, at Cheesequake State Park.

Jarred Shaw

Sandy Disaster Relief

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  • Position Title
    Project Leader
  • Field Site Name
    Sandy Disaster Relief, New Jersey
  • Hometown
    Matawan, NJ
  • School
    Rutgers University
  • Major
    Public Administration

Jarred Shaw has led 9 SCA high school crews and two Native Plant Corps programs in various places across the country including Isle Royale, NJ State and county parks, Cumberland Island, Blue Ridge Parkway, Wind Cave, Carlsbad Caverns, Big Bend, Bents Old Fort, Capulin Volcano, Washita Battlefield, and a host of others.  He is currently participating in his second SCA leader crew. Additional field experience includes leading high and low ropes courses at Princeton University. In addition to holding Wilderness First Aid, chainsaw, and Leave No Trace certifications, Jarred recently received his masters degree from Rutgers University in public administration. As a high school Social Studies and Language Arts teacher working primarily with troubled youths, Jarred excels at conflict resolution and case management. With additional experience directing environmental and arts nonprofits, managing personnel and multimillion dollar budgets, developing partnerships and programs, and writing start up and sustainability grants, Jarred aspires to be both a principal of a unique community service high school and a part time comedian.

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