Sean Burrows

Sean Burrows

Summary

I am currently a student at Radford University pursuing a degree in both Parks, Recreation and Tourism as well as Journalism.  I am an adventure recreation enthusiast and consider myself among a dwindling population of professional outdoor leaders.  

I enjoy working with/ teaching groups of differing sizes, ages and cultural backgrounds about developing ethical conservationist and usage practices in the outdoors.  I get a great deal of personal fulfillment from teaching others about their natural environment whether it be through day hikes, backpacking trips, climbing trips and clinics.      

My hobbies, activities and experiences in the outdoors are the foundation for a great deal of my higher education and grant me the opportunity to make a career out of what I love to do.  I also enjoy writing stories for our student run paper, "The Tartan" and see myself becoming a freelance environmental editorial writer in the future.      

Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Present

Office Staff/ Trip Leader

RU Outdoors
  • Create flyers, pamphlets and brochures on upcomingtrips and events.
  • Provide equipment rental services to students.
  • Facilitate trip enrollment opportunities for students.
  • Check in equipment and if necessary, assess late fees and damage charges.
  • Plan and Implement climbing, backpacking and day hiking trips for students.
Jan 2009 - Present

Wall Monitor

Radford University Climbing Wall

  • Inform students of Liability Waiver and Release
  • Assist participants in proper equipment use and safety.
  • Provide belay services for participants.
  • Enforce rules and bouldering restrictions
  • Set up and take down all climbing equipment.
Sep 2008 - Present

Reporter

The Tartan

  • �Research story ideas
  • �Conduct Interviews
  • �Create accurate, thorough and timely news stories.
Jul 2007 - Present

Lifeguard

Ida Lee Recreational Center

  • Protect the lives of all patrons in pool area.
  • Ensure that facility rules are obeyed at all times
  • Take pool readings
Dec 2003 - Jan 2006

Snowboard Instructor

Liberty Mountain Resort

  • Provide professional instruction to customers of varying ages and skill levels.
  • Attend instructional refresher clinics to maintain ability.
  • Babysit children within the CLC (Children’s Learning Program) Daycare center.
Jan 2002 - Jun 2003

Karate Instructor

Kreimer's Karate

  • Teach beginner to advanced level students informs, takedowns and sparring.
  • Nourish fighters spirit and promote discipline, respect, and self-confidence in students. 

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - Present

Bachelors of Science

Radford University
Jan 2009 - Present

Bachelors of Science

Radford University

Skills

Skills

News Script Composition

I am able to compile, organize, and edit content for studio quality newscript production.  

Audio Editing

I have experience using a digital audio recorder to collect, edit and finalize interviews using the program Audacity. 

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2010 - Present

Leave No Trace Trainer

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
Dec 2010 - Present

Level 1 Challenge Course Facilitator

RU ABLE
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013

Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness Medical Associates