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August 2018-April 2021 (Expected)

Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO

  • M.A. in Education with initial teacher licensure.

  • 800+ supervised teacher practicum hours over course of first year of program.

  • Course work includes: Content Methods, Content Literacy, Engaging Learning Environments I/II, Student Teaching I/II.

August 2011-October 2014

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

  • B.S. in Outdoor Adventure Leadership.

  • Outdoor leadership and education focused program comprising of management, research, professional development courses, and a 90 day wilderness expedition.

  • Course work includes: Fundamentals of Leadership, Program Planning, Outdoor Adventure Skills, Service Learning I/II, Wilderness Literacy, Recreational Land Use Ethics, Organization and Supervision of Outdoor Pursuits.



August 2019-May 2020

English Language Arts Teacher

Dolores Middle School

Dolores, CO

  • 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts teacher. 8th grade advisory teacher. High School Knowledge Bowl Coach.

  • Member of 8th grade advisory team.

January 2019-May 2019

Student Teacher

Escalante Middle School

Durango, CO

  • Full-time student teacher instructing two classes of 7th grade Language Arts, two classes of 7th grade Social Studies, and one class of 8th grade AVID.

  • Working closely with Cooperating Teacher to design and implement student-centered Expeditionary Learning and Project-Based Learning curriculum.

August 2018-December 2018

Field Practicum Intern

Mountain Middle School

Durango, CO

  • Teacher observation and supervised instruction in 8th grade Humanities classroom.

  • Receiving coaching, monitoring, conferencing, evaluation and appropriate support to initiate, rehearse and demonstrate teacher-craft from college faculty and attending school staff.



September 2020-Present
October 2016-May 2018

Lead Field Guide

Aspiro Adventure

Sandy, UT

  • Wilderness field guide facilitating day hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, downhill skiing, canyoneering and rock climbing activities, as well as discussions with therapeutically desired outcomes.

  • Primary responsibilities include ensuring physical safety, creating emotionally safe environment, aiding in student experience processing, and assisting students in developing new coping skills and strategies.

  • Secondary responsibilities include coordinating logistics with other departments, working alongside clinical team with student assessment, creating and upholding group cultures across company.

May 2014-August 2019

Lead Field Instructor

Colorado Outward Bound School

Leadville, CO; Marble, CO; Moab, UT

  • Wilderness field instructor on mountaineering, alpine backpacking and canyoneering courses.

  • Primary responsibilities include management of all technical situations, student behavior management, effective course delivery, creating a safe environment, character development, improving leadership skills and building a desire to serve.

  • Populations served include: 12-18 ,18+, military veterans.

November 2011-May 2014

Lead Instructor & Staff Trainer

Cornell Outdoor Education

Ithaca, NY

  • Lead Instructor: Rock climbing, backpacking, backcountry photography, trail running, cross country skiing

  • Teaching Assistant: Wilderness Medicine

  • Staff Development: New staff hiring and training, vertical rescue trainer

June 2012-August 2012
June 2013-August 2013

Rock Climbing Programs

Adirondack Camp

Putnam Station, NY

  • Rock climbing trip leader: Leading kids ages 6-14 on single day to four day long rocking climbing trips.

  • Climbing included bouldering, single pitch top-roping, & Multi pitch climbing.

  • Lead trips in the Adirondack Mountains, Shawangunk Ridge, and Rumney Rocks.

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