Alumni Leaders


Summer Reed '13
Field Instructor

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Climbing, telemark skiing, & trail running

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, Avalanche Level 1, PSIA Level 1 Telemark Instructor, PCIA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

Favorite food/dish in the Dining Hall? Siracha

Item you can't live without on a GreenMAP trip: French Press Mug

 

Student Staff

Class of 2014

Chuck Domenie
All Out Kite Boarding & Sea Kayak Georgia, Savannah, GA


Education:
B.S. Environmental Studies with a concentration in Natural Sciences(2008)

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: sailing, sea kayaking, telemark skiing, slacklining, backpacking and educating youth

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Aid, ACA Coastal Kayak Day-Trip Leader

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP trip: Patagonia 3 half-zip top
Favorite Quote: “Think off-center!” George Carlin

Class of 2013

Scott Morris '14
NOLS Intern

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Running, Snowboarding

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder

Item you can't live without on a GreenMAP trip? Puffy Suit

FavoriteFood/Dish in the Dining Hall: : Feta Pizza
Anna Saco '13
AMC Caretaker

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Skiing, rock/ ice climbing, horseback riding, fishing, throwing tomahawks

Certifications/ Trainings: PSIA Telemark Instructor, Avalanche Level 1, Wilderness First Responder

What do you want to be when you grow up: oil tycoon.

Favorite Place: Tuckerman's Ravine, Mount Washington NH.

Sandra Townsend '13
Guide, Mica Guides, Alaska

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Canoeing, sea kayaking, backpacking, winter camping, scuba diving, world of warcraft

Certifications/ Trainings: Registered Maine Guide, WFR, PSIA Telemark Instructor, Avalanche Level 1, Red Cross instructor, Lifeguard

Favorite Quote: There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.

Favorite Place: The Cathedrals on Katahdin.

Jon Klos'13
Major: Environmental Studies Sustainable Energy and Design

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Music, Camping & Recycling

Certifications/ Trainings:

Favorite food/dish in the Dining Hall? Sweet potatos, fresh bread, ice cream

Favorite Place: Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan

Rachel Dennison '13
Major: Writing

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Telemark skiing, writing, dancing

Certifications/ Trainings:

Favorite food/dish in the Dining Hall? Buffalo Tofu

Favorite Place: Caratunk, ME

Jack Sinclair'13
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Wilderness skills, acting, linguistics

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder

What do you want to be when you grow up? Smart.

Favorite Place: The Sierra Nevada
Class of 2012

Luca Neugebauer '12
Outdoor Educator, Frost Valley YMCA, NY
Major: Natural Resources Management

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, Running

Certifications/ Trainings: PSIA Alpine & Telemark instructor, Wilderness First Aid

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Pasta

What do you want to be when you grow up: A forester

Tyler Randolph '12
Raft Guide, Zoar Outdoor, Charlemont, MA
Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Soccer, rock and ice climbing, kayaking

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, PCIA Base managed climbing instructor

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Honey

Favorite Place: Ricketts Glen, PA

Jamie Bernstein'12
Graduate Assistant, University of Utah Outdoor Recreation Program, Salt lake City, UT
Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Cooking, eating, skiing, climbing

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, PCIA Base managed climbing instructor, PSIA Telemark instructor, Avalanche Level 1

Favorite Food/Dish in the Dining Hall: Chicken Nuggets

What do you want to be when you grow up: NOLS instructor

Jon O'Neill '12
Wilderness Therapy Guide, True North Wilderness Program, Waitsfield, VT
Major: Adventure Education/Sociology & Anthropology

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Running, cooking

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness EMT, Lifeguard

What do you want to be when you grow up: Social Worker

Favorite Place: West Yellowstone, MT

Camille Stephens '12
Backcountry Ranger, Adirondack Park, Keene, NY
Major: Conservation Biology

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Climbing big mountains, whitewater kayaking, road and mountain biking, playing the piano, saving the earth!

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, New York State Licensed Guide, Leave No Trace Trainer

What do you want to be when you grow up: a sheep farmer

Favorite quote: You must either decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool, or you go out in the ocean - Christopher Reeve

Leanne Callahan '12
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies: Art & Sociology

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Rock climbing, hula hooping, and making pottery

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Coffee

Favorite Food/Dish in the Dining Hall: Sundae Sunday

Zach Behney '10
Substiture Teacher/Seasonal Park Ranger, Girdwood, AK
Major: Fine Arts/Adventure Rec Minor

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Climbing Rocks, ice, and butter sculptures, Pottery, Snowboarding, and running

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Coffee

Favorite Quote: "Don't Be the Reason."

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Vegan No Bakes

Derek Gavelis '10
Outward Bound Instructor, Minnepolis, MN
Major: Adventure Recreation

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Ice Climbing, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing, Canoeing, Mountaineering

Certifications/ Trainings: Leave No Trace Master Educator, Wilderness First Responder

Favorite Quote: "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." -Sir Edmund Hillary

Favorite Place: Keene Valley, NY

Lisa Gilbert '10
Appalacian Trail Hiker
Major: Environmental Studies, Concentration in Recreation and the Environment

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Backpacking, Kayaking, Knitting!, Painting, Swimming, Snowshoeing, Traveling

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Master Educator, CPR, Wilderness Education Association NSP

Favorite Quote: "I wish to live deliberately... and not, when I come to die, discover that I have not lived." -R W Emerson

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Stuffed Shells

Nate Higgs '10
Director of Marketing & Group Programs, Inner Peaks Climbing Gym, Charlotte, NC
Major:Adventure Recreation

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Backpacking, Climbing

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Pepperoni

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Ed's Omelettes

Kevin Rockey '10
Mental Health Therapist,Rochester, NY
Major: Psychology

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Biking, Running, Backpacking, Climbing, Paddling

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Master Educator, CPR

Favorite Quote: "It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a contentious and angry woman." [Proverbs 21:19]

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Saltine Crackers

Aaron Strock '10
High Peaks Cyclery, Lake PLacid, NY
Major: Adventure Recreation

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Skiing, Mountain Biking, Hangliding, Backpacking, Kayaking, Ping-Pong

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, 2 Hangliding Pilot, Swiftwater Rescue, Advanced Open Water Diver

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Down Booties...and snow under my skis.

Favorite Quote: "The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd, the man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been." -Alan Ashley

Charlie Watt '10
Director of Kayak Instruction, Class VI River Runners, Fayetteville, WV

Major: Adventure Recreation

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: whitewater kayaking, ice and rock climbing, backpacking

Certifications/ Trainings: Leave No Trace Master Educator, Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Favorite Place: The Poultney River and surrounding area.

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: a glass of milk.

Jenna Calvi '09
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Major: Natural Resources Management/Pre Law

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Backpacking, Goldfish, Frisbee, Running, Climbing, Canoeing, and. . . dogs.

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: My Crazy Creek chair, and Bruce Saxman

Favorite Quote: "Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!" -Dr. Seuss

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Buffalo Chicken Salads

Casey Graham '09
Outdoor Program Coordinator, United State Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs

Major: Adventure Recreation

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Rock and Ice Climbing, Backpacking, Paddling

Certifications/ Trainings: Leave No Trace Master Educator, Wilderness First Responder, CPR, Wilderness Education Association NSP, American Canoe Association Kayaking Instructor, ARC Small Craft Safety: Canoe/Moving Water

Favorite Place: High Peaks, NY

What do you want to be when you grow up?: A retired novelist and adventurer.

Bob Brody '08
Medical Student, University of Bridgeport

Major: Adventure Recreation

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Kayaking and Aikido

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Funny Jokes/Stories

Favorite Quote: "[River] Holes are like your ex. Sometimes its good to go back to them, sometimes it's not, avoid the unfortunate interludes." -Whitewater Paddling

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Belgian waffles

Erika Cowley '08
Major: Adventure Recreation

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Hiking, reading, backpacking, laughing

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: My fleece

Favorite Quote: "As long as their are young people with the light of adventure in their eyes and a touch of wilderness in their souls, rapids will be run." -Sigurd Olson

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Vegan no-bakes

Alicia Lano '08 (University Of Wisconsin)
Mountain Goat Outdoor Shop, Manchester, VT

Major: Business Administration/University of Wisconsin-Stout

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Backpacking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Paddling, Ultimate

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: My Leatherman and Foon

Favorite Quote: "Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another."

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Pasta

Alexandra "Alex" Scholtz '08
Outward Bound Instructor, Moab, UT

Major: Adventure Recreation

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Going on crazy whitewater backpacking and snowboarding adventures

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Chocolate and peanut butter

Favorite Quote: "The mountains are calling and I must go."

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Waffles

Alex Ziko '08
Wilderness Therapy Guide, Summit Achievement, Stow, ME

Major: Adventure Rec/Business Minor

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Ultimate, Snowboarding, Backpacking, Rock Climbing and Cooking

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: My 5-pound endurance brick

Favorite Quote: “All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” – John Guthner

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: A toasted blueberry bagel with peanut butter

Jane Anderson '07
Groups and Marketing Manager, Colorado Mountain School, Boulder, CO

Major: Adventure Recreation

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: shredding the gnar in any type of outdoor activity, climbing ice and rocks, YoGa, tea drinking, barbequing and going to the Adirondacks.

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Bruce

Favorite Quote: "where there is love there is no question."

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: I get insanely giddy when there is a cupcake bar!

Lauren Borst '07
Major: Art/Recreation

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: canoeing, hiking /backpacking, shooting, climbing, sculpture, jewelry making, drawing, and group dynamic stuff

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: my rain gear...and the spice kit!!

Favorite Quote: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: strawberry shortcake

Andrew Megas Russell '07
NOLS Instructor, lives in yurt, Tuscon, AZ

Major: Recreation

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Snowboarding, Birthday Cake Decorating, Photography, Brushing My Beautiful Hair!

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Peanut Butter/ My Titanium Spork

Favorite Quote: "I think I'm probably a masochist... Wait, what's a masochist?" (AMR)

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Either spinach and mushroom buckets or peanut butter covered ice cream.

Aila Brennan '06
Major: Adventure Recreation

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Dancing, sleeping under the stars, tennis, boating, backpacking

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: My Fleece Pants

Favorite Quote: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover." ~Mark Twain

Margrit "Maggie" Burke '06
Crested Butte Adaptive, Crested Butte, CO

Major: Adventure Recreation

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Skiing, Backpacking, Climbing, Rugby, Knitting
Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: my pee-rag and garlic salt

Favorite Quote: I never let my schooling get in the way of my education." -Mark Twain

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: French Fries and Cereal... but not together

Kate Glenn '06
Staff Coordinator, Paul Smiths College, NY

Major: Liberal Studies/Women's Studies

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Backpacking, Reading, Rugby, Biking, Movies, scrapbooking, Hammock laying!

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Red Rose Tea, and VEGEMITE!!

Favorite Quote: "We are here on earth to fart around; don't let anyone tell you any different." -Vonnegut

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: cucumber and blue cheese bagel sandwiches

Jami Mantia '06
Graduate Student, University of Washington
Major: Adventure Recreation

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Rock & Ice Climbing, Paddling, Backpacking

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Bruce Saxman

Favorite Quote: "Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'." -Bob Dylan

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Chicken Patties

Therese Mergen '06
Nursing Graduate Student, University of Southern Maine
Major: Biology

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Rock & Ice Climbing, Ultimate Frisbee, Backpacking, Volleyball

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Cheese

Favorite Quote: "Learning only stops when your imagination stops thinking of ways to continue to learn."

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall : Marlene's Omelets

Darren Usinowicz '06
Agricultural Consulting Service, Ithaca, NY
Major: Environmental Management

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Backpacking, Rugby, Frisbee, Running Sans Apparel, Biking, Bouldering, Farming, Beating up people who say "shred the gnar"

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: My inanimate Carbon Rod

Favorite Quote: "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." Jack Handy

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Anything from Marlene

Elizabeth "Liz" Sanders '04 (2004 Radford University/ 2006 Aurora University)

Major: B.S. Recreation, Parks, Tourism / M.S. Recreation Administration

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Gardening, Rock Climbing

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Camp Pillow! The Life of Luxury!

Favorite Quote: "The great thing about climbing is that you can tell your parents that since you started climbing, you hardly do drugs anymore." - Alex Lowe

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Corn Dogs!

Class of 2011

Jon Debay '11
Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Whitewater Kayaking, Mountain Unicycling, Top Rope Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, Avalanche Level 1, Swiftwater Rescue Clinic, Raft Guide Training

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Snickers Bars

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Making anything into a burrito

Ben Halay '11
Kayak Instructor, Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, Buena Vista, CO
Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Snowboarding, Whitewater Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Car Camping, Fly Fishing,
Hunting, Slack Line, Cliff Jumping

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, ACA Level 4 Whitewater Kayak instructor, Swiftwater Rescue, Leave No Trace Trainer

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Hot Sauce

Favorite Place: Where the snow is.

Alaina Killion '11
Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Snowboarding, long boarding, Climbing, Canoeing


Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, CPR, Avalanche Level 1

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Crazy Creek

What do you want to be when you grow up: An astronaut

Kevin Rafkin '11
Comic book writer, Hollywood, CA
Major: English

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Whitewater Kayaking, Whitewater Canoeing, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Surfing

Certifications/ Trainings: Life Guard, Wilderness First Responder, ACA Level 4 Whitewater Kayak instructor, Leave No Trace Master Educator

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Water

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: GreenMAP Leader Handbook

Mariano Sastre '11
Guide, Petersen Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO
Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Snowboarding, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Slack Line, Canoeing, Telemark Skiing

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, CPR, American Canoe Association Flatwater Instructor Certification, Leave No Trace Trainer

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Foldable Dishes

What do you want to be when you grow up? A mountaineer guide in Alaska

Jessica Ley
GreenMAP Yoga Instructor, Director of the Wellness Center

Education:
Phy.D. Clinical Psychology, Pacific University(2007)

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Yoga, gardening, cooking, snowshoeing and snowboarding, spending time with friends and family, and hiking and backpacking with her dog.

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP Trip: Crazy Creek

Favorite Food/Dish in the dining hall: Avocado Melt

 

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