Do you have a favorite story from your years in the field?
Recreationally, I have racked up more “worst case scenario” stories than one person ever should. From camping in record low temperatures in Banff National Forest to tornado touchdowns while camping in the Midwest, there was a time where it seemed unsafe to have me as a camping buddy. Despite the cold or soggy conditions, these trips always proved to build the strongest memories among friends. Professionally, I had the opportunity to do some education-based programming in southeast India last year and waking up to the sound of monkeys playing on the roof of our cottage was a highlight. We were living in a small, oasis-like, natural space within a larger city that gave me an even greater appreciation of the impact of urban forest projects.