Upper Palmetto YMCA, Executive Director of YMCA Camp Cherokee, Blacksburg, South Carolina.
Favorite thing you like about your work:
The opportunity to positively impact youths lives, and introduce them to the outdoors through authentic and memorable experiences.
Based on your own experience, what did you get out of your time at MOSS and why would you recommend it to someone else?
My experience at the McCall Outdoor Science School was a graduate experience I didn't think was possible - it was hands on, had a small learning cohort, strong leadership, and every day was different and fun. Through completing the program at MOSS I walked away with more than my M.Ed. (which has already served me well in my career); I gained skills that are transferable to high rope challenge courses, the classroom and even the board room. If you are considering applying to MOSS - DO IT. If you are lucky enough to have been accepted into the program - ACCEPT THE POSITION! I recommend seizing the opportunity to earn a post graduate degree while also enjoying the incredibly rich mountain culture of McCall, and of course amazing professors and colleagues.