From the South…
This season’s Field Coordinator was Ryan Shuck. Before leaving for the season he sat down to share with us a bit about what led him to MHYC and his experience.
Ryan grew up in Colorado’s mountains and used the land’s resources. He recognized the necessity to protect these resources for future generations. That is why he studied Natural Resources Technologies in college. Upon graduation Ryan worked for the USDA, a MHYC sponsor. He then spent two seasons with MHYC as a Sawyer Crew Leader, before accepting the Field Coordinator position.
Ryan enjoyed working with MHYC because he could influence youth to make a difference in themselves and the environment. Downside of the job? Getting the crewmembers up to make breakfast!
On his days off Ryan avoids raking, but enjoys cutting trees and gardening. He grows herbs, edible flowers, fruit trees and vegetables! With his time off this winter Ryan plans on snowshoeing, hiking and fishing.