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Jason Swain

Originally from California, Jason moved to Colorado Springs when he was 12 years old. He has a passion for backcountry skiing and backpacking. Jason earned the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts and for his Eagle Scout Project he replaced dilapidated birdhouses throughout his school's property with sturdy, weather-proof birdhouses. He also enjoys iron and woodworking.

Sheen Skinner

Sheena is originally from New England and has lived in several places throughout the country, finally settling in Denver, CO with her husband and two brothers four years ago. She lives for the outside and spends her time hiking, camping, getting lost and exploring the mountains with her border collie Max. Her favorite places are national parks and forests, and these interests are what led her to the educational path she is on.

April Schroeder

April grew up fishing, camping and mushroom picking in Michigan. As a teenager, she was introduced to the beauty of mountains when her family moved to Utah. After graduating from high school, she joined the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman with hopes of helping people and traveling the world. She now lives in Denver with her husband, son, and two cats. They enjoy hiking, camping and traveling.

William Radmacher

While at Front Range Community College (FRCC) in Fort Collins, William was the president of the Students for Sustainability and Horticulture Clubs. As a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success program, William received an Engaged Leader Award for a student community service project that he and some of his peers collaborated on to create raised-bed gardens to supplement FRCC’s existing sustainable garden. The food grown by this project contributed to the college’s “Food for Thought” food pantry for students.
 

Anjelique Morine

Anjelique is a Colorado native from San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado. She currently lives in Denver, but spends as much time as possible in her beloved hometown. Through her education, she hopes to give back to her community. She has always been fascinated by the physical geography of the San Luis Valley, and even though not in her initial plans, the land has called her back.

Joseph Miotke

Joe grew up in the town of Laporte, Colorado. He enjoys being outdoors—mountain biking, hiking, and camping. He also has martial arts training in Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu.

Rebecca Holmes

Rebecca is currently a community college student from Newport News, Virginia. She recently received an Associate’s Degree in Social Science, graduating summa cum laude from Thomas Nelson Community College. However, she has changed her path and will now pursue a second Associate’s Degree in Applied Science.