Currently pursuing MSW-Walla Walla University
B.S. Recreation/Outdoor Management- Lock Haven University
Prosthetic Practitioner Advanced Specialty Degree- Century College
Prosthetic Technician Diploma-Century College
"There is more to be learned in one day of discomfort, poverty, and anxiety than in a lifetime of apparent happiness, security, riches and power." -Ralph Stanbury
I was born in New Jersey and grew up for a while in South Jersey. At the age of 13 I moved to Central Pennsylvania where I lived until I went to college.
Something that might surprise people is that I am an amputee or my laugh!
I have been in the outdoor industry for 19 years at this point and have been in most roles: instructor, facilitator, trainer, supervisor, house director, and program director. I have led 30 day wilderness trips, worked in wilderness therapy, worked in boarding schools as well as therapeutic boarding schools, and transition programs. I have also worked in the prosthetic field making prosthetics, giving pre op and post consults, observing surgeries, patient care post op, and training/teaching amputees how to use their prostheses.
If I had a week anywhere I would return to the South Island of New Zealand. This has been one of my favorite places that I have had the opportunity to explore.
In my free time I love being on the water, snowboarding, being outside, hunting, fishing, traveling, and hanging out with friends.
I have been drawn to this line of work because of the healing and impact it has had on me, being able to enjoy the outdoors and share it with others, and the opportunity it provides to help others.