Instructor, Yellowstone Teton Adventure 1, 2, & 3
Originally from Plymouth, NH, Hannah is excited to join Adventure Treks for her first season as an instructor. Since graduating, Hannah has been traveling the country and working for various outdoor programs, including the Mayhew Program, Albuquerque Academy, and the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. She has worked with students of all ages, leading trips in backpacking, mountain biking, canoeing, rock climbing, skiing, and snowboarding. Hannah holds certifications in alpine skiing, adaptive snowboarding, and lifeguarding, and is a Wilderness First Responder.
- Education: Goucher College; dual bachelor’s degree in business management and Spanish
- What excites you the most about working for AT this summer? I’m excited to spend time with new people in new places! All AT trips visit incredible locations, and I can’t wait to do some of my favorite activities in these places. I also love to teach (and learn new skills!) about outdoor activities, and hopefully interest other people in some of these, so I’m excited to work with students and other leaders on these adventures.
- What do you do when not working for AT? I really enjoy all things outdoors, but some of my favorites are backpacking, mountain biking, snowboarding, and rock climbing. I’m also fairly competitive so I’ll often be found trying to rally people for basketball, volleyball, or a game of Liar’s Dice. Once I’m tired from one or all of these activities, I really enjoy a good book or nap in my hammock.
- Favorite outdoor memory? So many to choose from! One of my most recent favorites was from last fall when I was living in the Southwest. I was on a backpacking trip in Utah with a few friends from work, and we were fortunate enough to get a few days off to check out a canyon. The entire trip was amazing because we were teaching and learning together as a group, the scenery was unlike anything I had seen before, and we saw a lot of cool wildlife. On our second or third night, we slept on this huge rock that stuck out over a little puddle (we joked that it was Pride Rock from the Lion King), and we didn’t have a tent. The moon was almost full so the entire canyon was illuminated, and our group stayed up and told astrological stories and just appreciated where we were. It was a really beautiful moment because of where I was and who I was with.
- Favorite quote: “Go into the world and do well. But, more important, go into the world and do good.” – Minor Myers, Jr.