My love of the outdoors started at a young age in Central Wisconsin where I grew up on a sheep farm. I spent the majority of my youth playing in the woods by my house and 2 weeks each year in the wilds of Canada canoe camping. In 2005 I graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Education/Interpretation from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. After an internship at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station I found myself at Wisconsin Lions Camp working with children who have various special needs. I then joined the Americorps program at Camp Minikani. After two years teaching environmental education at Minikani I became the Environmental Education Director in the summer of 2007.