TRIP LEADERS

Professional Staff

Derek Gavelis
GreenMAP Director

Education:
B.S. Adventure Education, Green Mountain College (2011)

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Ice and rock Climbing, expedition canoe trips, reading about politics and history, drinking coffee

Certifications/ Trainings: American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Instructor, National Ski Patrol Avalanche Level I, National Ski Patrol Mountain Travel and Rescue Level II, Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Master Educator, Registered New York State Guide Tier I & II Rock and Ice Climbing

Favorite Place: anywhere with climbable grade IV ice in hero conditions

Favorite Quote: "I propose we leave math to the machines and go play outside." Calvin and Hobbes

Bruce Saxman
Professor in Adventure Education

Education:
M.A. Recreation Administration, University of Nebraska-Omaha (2000) B.S. Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Clemson University (1998)

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Cycling on roads and trails, backcountry skiing, paddling anything, wilderness travel, ultimate, reading, & cooking

Certifications/ Trainings: ACA Level 4 Whitewater Kayak instructor, Level 3 instructor for Canoeing and Coastal Kayaking, River Safety & Rescue, PSIA Level 2 Telemark Instructor, AIARE Course Instructor, Avalanche Level 2, Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Master Educator, Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide

Favorite Quote: "Skiing is the easy part Karl"

Favorite place: Somewhere in Central Vermont.

Class of 2016


Emily Coleman '16
Major: Environmental Studies & Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Bouldering, backpacking, kayaking

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Aid, ACA L4 Whitewater Instructor Development Workshop

What do you want to be when you grow up? Something that never gets boring

Favorite Food /Dish in the Dining Hall: Soup or coffee


Chris Thompson '16
Major: Natural Resource Management

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Snowboarding

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder

What do you want to be when you grow up? Park Service Search & rescue

Item you can't live without on a GreenMAP trip: My inhaler
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Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Riding Bikes, Skiing, and Paddling

Certifications/Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP trip: Pot scrapper

Favorite Place: Backwoods of Maine

Favorite Quote: "Home is where you hang your food bag."

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Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: rock climbing, hiking and camping, ceramic hand building

Certifications/Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, CPR

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP trip: chapstick

Favorite Place: The Adirondacks

What do you want to be when you grow up? rock wall instructor for children

Class of 2017
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Ryan Carr '17

Major: Environmental Studies, Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Riding Bikes, Climbing Ice, Dawn Patrols

Certifications/Trainings: CPR

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP trip: The Stoke

Favorite quote: “If you’re not learning, you’re not living”


Danielle Belletete '17

Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: making art and climbing trees

Certifications/Trainings: Wilderness First Responder

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP trip: my purple puffy

Favorite place: the forests of New England

What do you want to be when you grow up? I would love to be a teacher outdoors.

 



Maura Huddlestone'17

Major: Environmental Studies, Biology, Animal Conservation and Care

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: running, piano, kayaking, traveling, photography

Certifications/Trainings:

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP trip: knitted cap/beanie

Favorite place: wherever I currently am

What do you want to be when you grow up? Teacher, possibly? Not entirely sure, but that's OK.

 



Miranda Bailey-Russomano'17

Major: Adventure Education and Sustainable Agriculture

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: reading, knitting, skiing, tumbling, writing, hiking

Certifications/Trainings:

Item you can’t live without on a GreenMAP trip: my journal, a camera, my rain jacket

Favorite place: Haven't found it yet!

What do you want to be when you grow up? I would like to help kids get outside more. Whatever I can be where I can do that.

 

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