Rio Daims & James Erdman – Parks Restoration Crew

May 30, 2022 | 

Rio Daims (they/them): This is Rio’s first year at VYCC, leading a Forest Project Crew. They are currently a student at George Washington University in Washington, DC, studying political communication and have a leadership position at a student-led organization tackling fossil fuel corruption at the university level. Rio grew up enjoying outdoor recreation and, in recent years, has gone on multiple one to two month backpacking and river canoeing expeditions across the US. They spent the last two years leading backpacking and paddling trips in the Northeast for kids ages 9 to 13; love working and living in the outdoors; and are excited about continuing this passion at VYCC. Outside of being outside, Rio spends their time playing guitar, singing, watercolor painting and drawing, and coming up with fun recipes to cook. They are excited to start the season! 

James Erdman – bio coming soon!