Meet Nick Maze, 2020 VetsWork AmeriCorps Intern!

I grew up exploring in the William B. Bankhead National Forest. The forest was quite literally my backyard, and with the help of a vivid imagination, I decided my career choices at a young age. Whether it be acquiring branches as crude weaponry and playing “army”, searching for arrowheads, or tracking down rare salamander species, I was never bored. My love for the outdoors never faded. Joining the Marine Corps in 2015, I had plenty of outdoors and field time in a vast array of climates. From the Mojave Desert to the pine forests of North Carolina stateside, and from the deserts of the Middle East to the lush deciduous forests of Southeast Asia, I still haven’t had my fill.

I lucked upon a job posting for this internship position online and knew instantly it was perfect for me. I look to further my knowledge in anything and everything outdoors, and do my part to preserve that for generations to come, all while having a great potential career supporting my two daughters and soon to be born son.

VetsWork: Many Different Experiences

Hey everyone, I’m really excited to fill you in on the past two months of my AmeriCorps VetsWork internship. As you may have read in my bio, I am working in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in Northwest Georgia. Continue Reading…

VetsWork: High Hopes

Since my last blog things at the district have only gotten better. I’ve been able to get more acquainted with the people and more involved with handling daily tasks. Continue Reading…

VetsWork: All is Well on the Ouachita National Forest

Things have been going great since I have started the VetsWork AmeriCorps program through the Mt. Adams Institute. Everyone that I work with has been more than helpful with teaching me the forestry technician position. I have been able to do a number of things to help progress my potential career in the Forest Service. Continue Reading…