Hello, my name is Tyler Daugherty, and I was born and raised in Crossville, Tennessee. I joined the United States Air Force in 2016 after graduating high school and was stationed at Hurlburt Field Air Force Base in Mary Esther, Florida, for four years. During my service, I worked as an entomologist, which taught me to appreciate the beauty of nature, insects, and animals. I recently got out of the Air Force. Still, my time as an entomologist, combined with my experiences growing up in the Tennessee mountains, has positively impacted my career path. I enjoy camping, kayaking, and walking my dog Neeko. I also have a son named Cruz, who means the world to me. I love being able to teach him about the outdoors and include him in my adventures.
I chose to apply for Mt. Adams Institute AmeriCorps Internship due to how they appreciate, support, and take care of veterans. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge and sharpening my skills. I am especially excited to learn about controlled burns and fire prevention. I am very thankful for this opportunity, and I am hoping to make the most of it.