Instructor, Yellowstone Teton Adventure 1, 2, & 3
A Virginia native, Danny spent last year as a camp and program instructor in Virginia and Massachusetts teaching courses in hiking, rock climbing, sailing, caving, and environmental education. Danny has also performed sea turtle research in Trinidad, is a two-time graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructor courses, and has participated in a scuba diving internship while living aboard a catamaran in the Caribbean. Danny is a Wilderness First Responder, a Padi dive master, and a Leave No Trace master educator. This will be his third season as an instructor.
- Education: Elon University; bachelor’s degree in environmental studies
- Why is working for Adventure Treks important to you? Adventure Treks enables participants (new and returning) to experience and explore interests in beautiful locations all over the west coast of the U.S., Alaska and British Columbia!
- What excites you the most about working for AT this summer? How excited and enthusiastic both the participants as well as my co-instructors get about the summer activities planned! Everyone looks forward to the summer and what it has to offer.
- What do you do when not working for AT? During the winter and spring seasons I work at the Berkshire Outdoor Center in Becket, MA. I am a program instructor responsible for leading activities in the fields of environmental education, leadership development, Leave No Trace ethics, team-building, and adventure recreation for youth and adults.
- Favorite outdoor memory? Picking just one favorite outdoor memory is nearly impossible, so I decided to choose the most impactful one. Growing up, my father took me on a weekend trip to the New River Gorge where we went whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking, and overall enjoyed nature in all its beauty. This trip sparked my interest and love for the outdoors which has turned into a lifetime of amazing experiences!
- Favorite quote: “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu