Youth Program Staff

We hire enthusiastic science educators who love working with children in the outdoors! Each staff person must pass a background check as well as have First Aid and CPR certifications. Our youth program team is trained not only in safely managing groups in the outdoors, but in how to engage children in both fun and meaningful field science learning experiences.  Staff are typically hired after already having experience as teachers and guides for youth in a variety of camps, schools or non-profit organizations.

Meet Our Summer 2018 Youth Program Instructors:

 

Anna-Marie Davidson
Hometown:  Northville, Michigan
Degree: B.S. Biomedical Sciences
If you could have a superhero power or superhero tool, what would it be?  Teleportation, because I love so many places in this world, and often wish I could be many places at one time
Favorite Animal:  Red Fox
Favorite Insect:  Dragonfly
Favorite Plant:  Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry)
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:  Coffee
Commonly Seen:  Mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking with my dog Brody, making art, playing banjo on my porch, usually while eating cheese crackers or something lemony.
How many summers have you spent at RMBL? This will be my second year spent at RMBL involved in the youth education program.

 

Becca Pavlik
Hometown: Stratford, Connecticut
Degree(s) or Area(s) of Expertise: B.S. Applied Mathematics
If you could have a superhero power or superhero tool, what would it be? Teleportation or a magic wand
Favorite Animal: Red Panda
Favorite Insect: Firefly
Favorite Plant: Eastern White Pine
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:  Chunky Monkey
Commonly Seen: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, and Playing Softball
How many summers have you spent at RMBL?  This will be 3!

 

 

Derek Harwell
Hometown:  Palo Alto, CA
Degree(s) or Area(s) of Expertise: B.A. in Geography with a minor in Modern Art History from Middlebury College, currently working on a M.S. in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesley University
If you could have a superhero power or superhero tool, what would it be? To fly, of course
Favorite Animal: Black Bear
Favorite Insect: Monarch Butterflies
Favorite Plant: Dawn Redwood
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Strawberry with chocolate sprinkles
Commonly Seen: Exploring the wonders of the Gunnison Watershed with my family… mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and learning to fly fish… chillin’ in a hammock, hanging out with friends, listening to and playing music, and cruising on my townie bike… oh, and working on graduate school projects.
How many summers have you spent at RMBL?  This will be my first summer working with RMBL

 

Erin Goggins
Hometown: Hastings, Michigan
Degrees: Currently finishing my BA in Secondary Education and Business Admin, with an emphasis in Environmental Science and English at Alma College in central Michigan.
Superhero Power: I would like to be able to fly because I love to travel and because it would be amazing to see the world from a bird’s eye view.
Favorite Animal: Peregrine Falcon
Favorite Insect: Firefly
Favorite Plant: Queen Anne’s Lace
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chip
Commonly Seen: Hammocking by the river, hiking, reading, or planning out my next adventure, usually one that involves a National Park.
How many summers have you spent at RMBL? This will be my first summer with RMBL and I am so excited!

 

Flynn Guerrieri
Hometown: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Degree(s) or Area(s) of Expertise: Currently finishing my undergraduate, majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Linguistically Diverse Teaching and a minor in Political Science.
If you could have a superhero power or superhero tool, what would it be?: I wish I could speak to animals! 
Favorite Animal: Moose
Favorite Insect: Monarch Butterfly
Favorite Plant: Indian Paintbrush
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: CHOCOLATE
Commonly Seen: Swimming, mountain biking, climbing, or eating way too many brownies! 
How many summers have you spent at RMBL? This will be my second year at RMBL! 

 

Katie Lawn
Hometown:
Lake Villa, Illinois
Degree(s) or Area(s) of Expertise: B.S. in Recreation Management with an emphasis in Outdoor Education
If you could have a superhero power or superhero tool, what would it be? I would like to be able to have gills to breathe underwater!   
Favorite Animal: Bison
Favorite Insect: Caddisfly
Favorite Plant: Sassafras
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food
Commonly Seen: Skiing, kayaking, adventuring with my pup and relaxing in hot springs.
How many summers have you spent at RMBL? This is my first summer at RMBL and I’m so excited to be here!

 

Ann Colbert
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Degree(s) or Area(s) of Expertise: B.S. Natural Resources/Environmental Interpretation from Colorado State University and M.A. Teaching from Colorado College, Wilderness First Responder
If you could have a superhero power or superhero tool, what would it be?  Tigger Power – to be able to bounce from mountain tops to valley bottoms and back to mountain tops again.   
Favorite Animal: Morgan horses, black bears, snowshoe hares, and all members of the family Mustelidae especially weasels, otters and badgers.  I also like long neck dinosaurs and pocket gophers.
Favorite Insect: Leafcutter bees and lady bugs
Favorite Plant: Alpine forget-me-nots, Parry’s primrose, fireweed and aspen trees
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Dulce de leche and chili chocolate cherry
Commonly Seen: Riding horses, climbing mountains, cross-country skiing and swimming in hotsprings.
How many summers have you spent at RMBL?  Hooray for #4!!!

 

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