2024 VetsWork: C.M.

2024 VetsWork: C.M.

My most recent career was being active duty Navy, stationed onboard NTAG Jacksonville, Administration. I joined the Navy’s DEP Program back in November 2008 and entered basic training November 18, 2009. My first assignment was Virginia from 2010-2015, then Hawaii 2015-2018, Guam 2019-2022, and...

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2024 VetsWork: Nick Huys

2024 VetsWork: Nick Huys

Hi, my name is Nicholas Huys. I was born in Potosi, Missouri but my father served 20 years between Marine Corps and Army so I moved around a good amount as a kid. I spent most of my time in the woods trying to be a marine like my dad was and would act out any military movie I could watch. Joining...

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2024 VetsWork: David Husbands

2024 VetsWork: David Husbands

I grew up near Tallahassee, FL and my family loved spending time outdoors camping, hunting, and fishing. I joined the US Army at the age of 19 and continued serving as a Fire Control Specialist for 20 years. My love of the outdoors never faded and I try to escape to the woods as often as I can to...

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2024 VetsWork: Eddy Colado

2024 VetsWork: Eddy Colado

My name is Eddy Colado. I grew up in Sheridan Montana at Woodson Ranch (Ruby Habitat Foundation). I spent most of my time outdoors working for the foundation in field irrigation, riverbank restoration, and equipment maintenance and repairs. I very much enjoyed the great Montana outdoor activities...

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2024 VetsWork: Taryn Oseen

2024 VetsWork: Taryn Oseen

Hello! My name is Taryn Oseen. I am originally from a small farm in Shalersville, Ohio. Growing up, my family and I were always outdoors, and I naturally became very passionate about environmental protection. When I graduated from high school, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Sonar Technician and...

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2024 VetsWork: Christopher Glenn

2024 VetsWork: Christopher Glenn

My name is Christopher Glenn. Born in Portland, Oregon, I have spent the majority of my life in the Pacific Northwest. My roots in Oregon run deep, with only a brief hiatus during five awesome years living in Hawaii. I worked as a wildland firefighter for three seasons and developed a deep...

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2024 VetsWork: Cooper Roberts

2024 VetsWork: Cooper Roberts

My name is Cooper Roberts, originally from Central Indiana, where my childhood was filled with romping in local creeks and forests alongside my three older brothers. This early love for exploration has stayed with me, evolving into a deeper appreciation for nature, which I now share with my spouse...

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2024 VetsWork: Arthur Hunsinger

2024 VetsWork: Arthur Hunsinger

 My name is Arthur Hunsinger. Growing up in northern Georgia, rural life didn't offer many opportunities, but the Appalachians were at my back, and in those forests, I found a valuable refuge. I'd carve out my own little trails and build forts that felt more like home than the family house. When I...

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2024 VetsWork: Aaron Laughlin

2024 VetsWork: Aaron Laughlin

My name is Aaron. I'm a married father of 5 wonderful children. My wife and I both brought children from previous marriages and somehow managed to create one little one ourselves. They range in age from 2 to 13 so the house is always a circus. I was born in Portland but grew up in Vancouver, WA. I...

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Thank you, Laura Linn! You will be missed.

Thank you, Laura Linn! You will be missed.

Laura Linn recently announced that she has accepted a new position and will leave Mt. Adams Institute (MAI) on January 5th. Laura has been with MAI for 9 years and was our first program coordinator. Over the years, she took on ever-increasing responsibility and...

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Happy Birthday, Homer.

Happy Birthday, Homer.

The first time I met Homer Yasui was in Seattle. It was the fall of 2016, and like so many momentous things in life, I never saw it coming. I’d been hired to create something called a podcast. Unlike today, podcasts had yet to explode into the mainstream, so while I...

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2023 VetsWork Field Note: Taylor Davis

2023 VetsWork Field Note: Taylor Davis

With just under a month left of my Forest Service internship with the Recreation Department on Mt. Hood’s East Zone, I feel hopeful about my natural resource career path. I feel I have a better understanding of recreation management and the work it takes to keep a...

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