MA History University of Maryland
The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you. - David Foster Wallace
Where did you grow up? The cul-de-sacs of Columbia, Maryland.
Tell us about your family. I have two older sisters, a loving mother and father and a beautiful niece named Mackenzie. All my family still resides in Maryland.
Share something about yourself that might surprise people. In the summer of 2015 I had a glorious fifteen minutes of fame when my trail crew rescued two lost dogs from the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Check the Montana newspapers yourself!
Briefly describe your work experience. I first moved to Montana to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Helena Public Schools. I stuck around another couple years to lead youth trail crew projects with the Montana Conservation Corps. I worked two years with the Montana Wilderness Association planning and facilitating volunteer trail maintenance trips on the Continental Divide Trail. Most recently, I was a Therapeutic Youth Care Worker with Flathead Youth Home.
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be?I would go to the Serengeti because megafauna, man.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Hiking, reading, climbing, biking, fishing, yelling at professional athletes, watching movies and hosting my weekly radio show.
What draws you most to this type of work? Guiding youth through the formative experiences that shape their outlook on the world and foster their sense of place in communities.