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Sep 2014Dec 2014

Assistant Trail Crew Supervisor

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
  • Completing a variety of trail maintenance projects throughout New Mexico working with Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management partners.
  • Preparing crew members to complete projects in a prolonged backcountry setting.
  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of a diverse crew.
Jun 2014Aug 2014

Rock Climbing Trip Leader

Camp Thunderbird
  • Leading climbing/camping trips for children aged 6-13. Maintaining safety during climbing excursions and at camp.
  • Teaching basic climbing skills and commands.
  • Providing an enjoyable experience for groups of up to 11 campers.
Sep 2013Dec 2013

City Planning Intern

City of Carbondale
  • Collecting GPS data on the state of the city's infrastructure.
  • Reviewing site plans for new developments and assuring they abide by city codes.


Jan 2011Dec 2013

Bachelor of Science in Geography and Environmental Resources

Southern Illinois University
  • Specialization: Climate and Water Resources
  • Research Interests: Climate change mitigation and adaptation in the agricultural sector, Environmental economics and ecosystem services
  • Awards and Honors: Outstanding Junior in Geography (2012), Outstanding Senior in Geography (2013), Priscilla Anne Moulton Memorial Award (2013), David E. Christensen Endowed Award for Undergraduate Research in Sustainable Environmental Studies


Collected and input GPS data for the City of Carbondale's planning department. Utilized data points to revise the city's bikeway network map.
Microsoft Excel
I used this program to perform statistical analyses of large weather datasets and produced visual representations of the data.
Microsoft Word


Patrick Helton Crew Supervisor

Justin Schoof Geography and Environmental Resources Department Chair (SIU)


Oct 2014Oct 2017

Crosscut B Intermediate Sawyer

United States Forest Service
Restrictions: Bucking only
Jun 2014Jun 2016

Wilderness First Responder

National Outdoor Leadership School