Meet Shane Tullos, 2020 VetsWork AmeriCorps Intern!

My name is Shane Tullos. I live in the heart of the piney woods of east Texas in the Davy Crockett National Forest with my wife of ten years and our five-year-old son. I grew up and attended school in Rusk, Texas. I enlisted in the U.S. Army while still attending high school. After graduating I began my first enlistment in 2000 as a track mechanic, but later my position changed to include combat engineer. During this time I experienced my first tour in Iraq for the initial invasion and push through the country. After returning home and my term ended, I re-enlisted with the U.S. Army four years later as an Infantryman and served a second tour in Iraq providing security throughout the elections and rebuilding of their government, finishing my 2nd enlistment in 2011.

 

I am hoping to gain the knowledge needed to become a forester in Texas. I have always had a love for being outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, riding horses, or even working outside in the woods. So I believe this opportunity will be very fitting to my homegrown country raised roots and my desire to make a career out of my love of being and enjoying the outdoors!