I grew up in the west metro area of the Twin Cities, MN. I spent many summers as I grew up going on expedition canoe trips organized by my uncle and mother. I had very mixed feelings about them when I was young, but looking back appreciate them as an important part of my life.
I went to college at a few different universities, most notably at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Recently I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Winona State University.
I have considered pursuing a career as a park ranger since after my first few canoe trips. I wanted to be able to work in nature on a regular basis. After graduating, I have been more open to what kind of jobs I am looking at, found this opportunity, and couldn’t pass it up. I am hoping that I enjoy this as much as I think I will and can turn it into a fulfilling career.