Rosemary Naydihor & Emma Brinks – Fall Forest Leaders

August 29, 2023 | 

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Rosemary is excited to combine her leadership experience and love for our environment in a new way for her first season as a crew leader with the VYCC! After spending the summer camping and exploring national parks all across the country, they are ready to settle in for the autumn working with and supporting the fall forestry crew. Rosemary can’t wait to incorporate their experience running a vegan kitchen into our camp meals and finding creative ways to use foraged local Vermont delicacies with the crew!

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Emma is a recent graduate from Michigan State University with a BS in Horticulture and a minor in Writing. She has spent the past three summer seasons as a trail crew member in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for the Randolph Mountain Club, where she led a crew this past summer. In this role, Emma built rock and wooden structures including waterbars, bog bridges, staircases, cross drains, and scree walls in the backcountry, and has become familiar with tools including axes, rockbars, picks, chainsaws, and rigging and carpentry equipment. In addition to her time in the Whites, Emma has worked in greenhouses, gardens, and as a WWOOF volunteer on farms in England and Wales. Outside of work, Emma enjoys writing, reading essays, playing cards, and playing music with friends. She is particularly excited to learn more about Forestry and see the changing Fall colors with the VYCC this season.