Forestry intern (2003)
My first job after completing my undergraduate studies was as an intern with Great Mountain Forest. I had previous experience with demanding, physical labor, year-round in the outdoors, but nothing quite like this opportunity. No job before or since has so completely incorporated education, fulfilling duties, community outreach, and great co-workers all in an amazing work environment. One of the most important things I learned was the essential need for hands-on experience to truly understand the art and science of silviculture. From GMF, I pursued a number of other jobs in the forestry, logging, and tree care field before attending the University of Vermont Graduate School for forestry.
I value my time at GMF and the bonds I developed immeasurably.
Building Analyst (Energy Auditor) and Consulting Forester, Jericho VT