Meet the Interpretive Rangers

Madison Cranford:
My name is Madi Cranford, I was born and raised in Escondido, CA. I am currently taking a gap year from Brown University and will be returning this fall to complete my senior year. Once I graduate, I hope to join the Peace Corps to follow my passion for helping others as an environmental steward.

Chris Grahn:
Hello my name is Chris Grahn and I'm from the small town of Riverton, New Jersey (right outside of Philadelphia). I'm passionate about hiking in National/State Parks, birdwatching, analyzing recent films, and Boston Sports teams. I hope to develop my outdoor education skills during my time in New Hampshire. One day I wish to work in a National Wildlife Refuge or National Park as a Park Ranger or Media Coordinator.

Jake Rehm:
My name is Jake, and I am from Fredericksburg, Virginia. I recently graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Integrated Science and Technology with a focus on Environment. I am here because I think the environment is one of the most important and fascinating topics there is, and I want to convey that importance to the next generation!

Jackson Schneider:
My name is Jackson from Cincinnati, Ohio. I am a graduate in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin - Madison. I am so excited to be serving with the SCA this winter teaching environmental education. My background includes several years as a camp counselor, as well as work as a teacher at a preschool, and a general passion for experiential education.

Megan Spencer:
Hi! My name is Megan Spencer. I am originally from Kentucky. I graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in political science. I have worked in parks across the country including California and Wyoming. During my time here I am most excited to explore the New Hampshire area because it is a part of the country I have never visited. 

Dante Sudilovsky:
My name is Dante and I am from the Paris of the Midwest: Cleveland, Ohio. I am a rising senior on a gap year at Princeton University majoring in History, with a particular focus on the intersection between the American media and public environmental consciousness.  I'm the station manager at my college's radio station and love music, reading, repairing vintage American mechanical watches, and photography.       

Katie Thomason:
I’m from Kentucky, I just graduated from Western Kentucky University in December. I was a biology major with a minor in international affairs-political science. I’m looking to go in to animal husbandry and conservation education. I have previously worked at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in their mammal department specializing in primates as well as this summer at the Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville IN as a conservation educator counselor. I have also worked for the Walt Disney World Company in their entertainment department. I’m very interested in the entertainment side of conservation education working at an AZA accredited facility creating programs and shows for “edu-tainment”!

Emily Tonn:
Hi everyone! My name is Emily Tonn, and I am from Davenport, Iowa. I graduated this past May from Iowa State University with majors in Environmental Science and Global Resource Systems. I worked for a summer teaching students about marine ecology in the Dominican Republic, which  inspired me to get into environmental education. I love learning about the world around us and am excited to begin teaching students about their local ecology!

Rita Walsh:
I am a recent graduate from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Biology. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois. However, I discovered my love for nature and wildlife during many childhood summers spent outdoors in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I dream to one day work in conservation-based research or wildlife rehabilitation.

Corrina Yobp:
My name is Corrina, and I am a Digital Educator Naturalist at Bear Brook State Park this season.   Working in environmental education became a career goal for me over the summer when I was able to lead interpretive programs at the Allegheny County Parks in Pennsylvania, my home state.  As a recent graduate of Slippery Rock University with a major in Environmental Studies and Sustainability, this position provides a great stepping stone to combine my education and interests.  I am excited to help children grow a love for nature while living in a beautiful environment.