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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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
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