Thomas Mc Grady

Thomas Mc Grady

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Present

Raft Guide

River and Rock Adventures

Entertain costumers down potentially hazardous areas while ensuring safety and respect for the river. As a raft guide, you are the preformer for a group of paying individuals, it is very important to match the personalities that are in your boat and facilitate a fun environment. 

Nov 2010 - Present

Adventure Tourism Guide

Mangaweka Adventure Company

Running as many as three single-boat-trips a day and managing time with all customers

Leading four day long multi-day raft trips through a gorge with limited communication opportunities

Working to better business within a small community, selling trips via word of mouth

Learning rescue techniques at an international level and using some of those skills

Maintaining integrity of the company gear and performing all needed repairs
Mar 2011 - Present

Raft Guide

American Whitewater Expeditions

Navigating down grade III river with customers as young as six and grade IV as young as 12

Passing down rescue and safety knowledge to all new employees

Working long hours, everyday, doing the same thing and keeping newness to the experience

Leading up to eight boat trips in coordination with all other company trips on the water

Patching and doing other maintenance on rafts to keep a fleet of 35 going all season

Time management, and letting others know that you do not hurry up to wait, only to accomplish moreand finish as many tasks as possible in an already fast paced environment

Remembering that life has no backburners
Aug 2007 - Jun 2010

Resident Advisor

Craig Student Living

Earned affordable living expenses while working as a Resident Advisor.Help provide safeguard for over 700 students in the residence halls.Provided positive influence by example while enforcing property regulations.Held programs to show students healthy lifestyle choices.Assisted with maintenance and medical emergencies in a calm and orderly fashion.Collaborated with staff promote and sell property to prospective tenants.

Jan 2008 - Jun 2010

National Parks Coordinator

Community Action Volunteers in Education

Coordinate volunteer weekend trips to Golden Gate National Park. Responsible for three group leaders who take two trips, each with nine volunteers. On the trips we do trail restoration, invasive species removal, and habitat restoration.

Aug 2009 - Jun 2010

External Vice President

Environmental Affairs Council

As a council we right resolutions that the Associated Students and all of it's organizations recognized within that must follow. It is the duty of the external vice president to gather feedback, report the majorities ideas on subject and play as an ombudsman.

Jan 2010 - May 2010

Public Relations Coordinator

AS Sustainability

Leading a team of interns to promote the green efforts of the Sustainability Collaborative.Within the collaborative I preform PR tasks for groups that fall in the sustainability category. This includes updating web-based calendars, making posters and sending out press releases.

Education

Education

BA in Journalism

CSU, Chico

Paid for 100% of my education.

Minors in managing for sustainability and communications

Upper Division Theme in Women's Issues

Was involved in the following:

External Vice President of the Environmental Affairs Council,

Community Action Volunteers and Education, National Parks Coordinator

Adventure Outings

University Affairs Council

AS Election Dreamteam, Campaign Manager

Intramural Sports

Order of the Giraffidae, President

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