TRIP LEADERS

Professional Staff

Kelly McFadden
GreenMAP Director

Education:
M.S. Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management, North Carolina State University (2013) B.S. Elementary Education, Penn State University (2008)

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Adventuring, playing in snow

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, Group fitness & personal trainer

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

Favorite place: Berlin


HTML5 Icon Derek Gavelis
GreenMAP Coordinator


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 2015
Henry Feder '15
Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Climbing, skiing, backpacking

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

Item you can't live without on a GreenMAP trip? Hot sauce & coffee

What do you want to be when you grow up? Mountain Guide:

Kelly Heslin '15
Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Climbing, skiing, cooking, drawing, making stuff

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder

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

Favorite Food/Dish in the Dining Hall: Meatloaf and garlic mashed potatoes


Joe Corrado '15
Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Climbing, playing guitar & bass

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder

Favorite Quote: "You are the captain of your ship, but not the ruler of the sea"

Favorite Place: Brooklyn


Sam Snyder '15
Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Whitewater, park skiing, volvos

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder, ACA L4 Whitewater Instructor

Item you can't live without on a GreenMAP trip: Whatever I forgot

Favorite Place: Ottawa River

Emmet Murray '15
Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Skiing, sailing, climbing

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder

Favorite Place: Moab, UT

Favorite Quote: "It's a trap!" -Admiral Ackbar


Julia Connell '15
Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Backpacking, swimming, skiing, climbing

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder

Favorite Place: Familiar trails

Favorite Food /Dish in the Dining Hall: Tacos


HTML5 Icon Carley McEnery '15
Major: Adventure Education

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Backpacking

Certifications/ Trainings: Wilderness First Responder

Favorite Place: Oceans and deserts

Item you can't live without on a GreenMAP trip: Warm socks

HTML5 Icon Chris Mitchell '15
Major: Adventure Education and Psychology

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Rock/Ice Climbing, Mountain Biking, Backpacking, Parkour, trail running

Certifications/ Trainings: snowshoe, rock and ice climbing, mountain biking, backpacking greenMAPITS

Favorite Place: Lake George Wilderness, Keen Valley

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

What do you want to be when you grow up? Guide for wilderness therapy program

Class of 2016

HTML5 Icon Meg Roy'16
Major: Natural Resources Management with minors in Adventure Education and Environmental Studies

Favorite Hobbies/Activities: alpine skiing, kayaking, backpacking, SCUBA diving, volleyball, and gardening

Certifications/ Trainings: PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver, SOLO Wilderness First Responder, American Heart Association CPR and AED provider

Item you can't live without on a GreenMAP trip: my squid hat

Favorite Quote: "The mountains are calling and I must go" -John Muir

What do you want to be when you grow up? A Research Forester or Diver

Favorite Food /Dish in the Dining Hall: Spring Rolls

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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HTML5 Icon Nick Parsons'16

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."

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.

 

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