Nolan Richard

I’m Nolan. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay area playing tennis at country clubs and computer games in households. I went to the University of Oregon and graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies in 2015. I decided that I wanted to teach people about the outdoors so I worked as an Outdoor Science Instructor for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry for a couple years after graduating college. Then, tired of being dependent on society, I went to Alderleaf Wilderness College to do their one-year immersive wilderness skills certification program. We learned how to start a fire with a bow drill, how to recognize bird sounds, and how to track wild animals among other things. It was amazing, but I’m still very much dependent on society, which I think I can now accept. Anyway, I’m excited to be at Camp Seymour and further my journey here in a deep corner of the Puget Sound. I will be spending most of my free time this year studying for the GRE and applying to grad schools as I would like to get a masters or PHD in wildlife biology. I also love basketball, raquetsports, juggling, board games, backpacking, and cooking veggie packed omelettes in the morning.

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