Meet the Berkshire Trail Crew Staff!

We here with the AMC Berkshires are thrilled to formally introduce our 2013 trail crew leaders. We spent the last two weeks training with the staff at Camp Dodge, and now that we're all home together in the Berks we can't wait to hit the trails. This is shaping up to be an exciting season for us, and we have an amazing group of leaders to take it on. Here they are!

Sara Tamler
Trail Crew Field Coordinator

Hi! I’m native to Pittsburgh, PA and spent a few years at school in Chicago. While this is my first time with the AMC, I’ve been working trails for the last three years now all over the US. I’ve been on and led crews in California, Arizona, New Mexico, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and most recently right here in Western Massachusetts for the 2011/2012 season. I fell in love with New England and have spent the winter working in Vermont, and just went on a long distance hike in Turkey that I’m still all amped up about. I’m trying to learn the harmonica and it’s not going too well. I’m really excited to spend another summer in Mass and get back out there on the trail!

Berkshire Trail Crew Leaders

Skyler Kramer
Hey my name is Skyler Kramer, I'm from New Milford Connecticut, my hobbies include climbing, skiing, and setting large rocks into dirt. I'm really excited for this season and look forward to fighting erosion with all of you!


Abby Kelly
I am currently a student at Williams College located in the scenic Berkshires of Massachusetts. While at school, I spend as much time as possible hiking and backpacking in the beautiful mountains around campus.
Originally, I hale from New Hampshire, where I enjoy growing and eating delicious food!

Max Crystal
I am a native of Wenham Massachusetts, and currently going into my sophomore year of college at Saint Michaels College in Burlington Vermont. This will be my fourth year with the AMC Berks, and I am so excited to get back on the trail! After spending my first two summers with the AMC as a volunteer, I became part of the staff last year. This will be my second summer as a crew leader and I could not be more excited to get back out there! 

Erik Samia
My name's Erik Samia, I was born and raised in the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire, so the White Mountains have always been my playground. I enjoy to hike, ski, kayak, write, and do art in my free time. This will be my first summer working for the AMC and I'm excited and eager have fun and be successful. After taking the past year off from school, I will be continuing my education by attending Paul Smith's College in the Adirondacks studying Recreation, Adventure Travel, and Eco-tourism

Meg Wylie
The name's Meg! I'm beyond excited to work as a leader for AMC Teen Trail Crews! I've lived my whole life in the smallest of towns on the beautiful coast of Maine. I grew up working on a variety of farms, canoeing, sea kayaking, and hiking and continue to find and follow the outdoors wherever I can. I am a junior attending Tufts University, surprisingly outside big city Boston, but am majoring in Geology and Environmental Science. Ask me about marine invertebrates or glaciers, I dare you.

While I've been an outdoor leader before I've never been a part of a trail crew. I am excited to work hard and teach these new skills of mine, and teach volunteers to be confident and creative leaders as well. Can't wait to see you on the trail and in the sunshine!