I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Amherst County, Virginia. I enjoy snowboarding, surfing hiking, kayaking, archery, shooting, and climbing. I served one tour in the Army, where I was wounded during combat in Afghanistan. During my recovery I explored the world of adaptive sports which inspired pursuit of my B.S. in exercise science.
I decided to become a Mt. Adams Institute intern because I want a career that has an impact on our country while also having a sense of duty and service. I enjoy learning about land management and wildlife conservation and just being in nature. I’m really excited to learn all I can in this position and see parts of the country I haven’t been able to yet. I’m hoping to get a lot of training and experience in order to have a fulfilling career as well as a wealth of knowledge about North American wildlife.