Staff

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Patrick HarringtonProgram Director

I’m Patrick Harrington, Program Director at the Wyoming Conservation Corps. In 2010 I ditched my Oregon or Bust plans for a crew member position with the WCC and have been doing whatever I can to stick around Wyoming since then. As the head administrator of the WCC my goals are to create a culture of safety and growth, and to expand the capacity of the WCC to serve as many members and partners as we can. I’ve seen first hand the transformative power of conservation corps in providing career focus and hands on training that I use every day – and I love passing that along to members every year.  In my spare time I sing for the Libby Creek Original, fly fish, mountain bike, serve of several state-wide committees, and care deeply about about Wyoming’s future.
“One cannot be pessimistic about the West. This is the native home of hope. When it fully learns that cooperation, not rugged individualism, is the quality that most characterizes and preserves it, then it will have achieved itself and outlived its origins. Then it has a chance to create a society to match its scenery.” – Wallace Stegner

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Jim FriedProject Coordinator

Jim Fried grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where his love for the outdoors was born.  The woods and beautiful places instilled a desire for nature and a yearning for more.  The beautiful Wind River Range of Wyoming was the stepping stone to his outdoor education.  Backpacking trips that exposed him to the wilderness of the west was an integral component that bought him closer and closer to the WCC.

Jim graduated with a Double major in Geography and Environment and Natural Resources. He now resides in Centennial, Wyoming in a cabin with his chainsaw, skis, and mountain bike. He has been with the program since the summer of 2012 where he started out as a crew member.  His desire for hard work and living in the outdoors was shaped by that amazing first season with the Wyoming Conservation Corps.  Since then he has elevated to the position of Crew Leader, and currently the Field Supervisor.  This program allows him to be with like minded people who relish hard work, and appreciate being in amazing places.

“Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead


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Tyler CarrollField Supervisor 

Originally from Parker CO, Tyler came to Laramie in 2013 to attend the University of Wyoming. Tyler is currently majoring in Geography and Environment and Natural Resources, and minors in Sustainability and Outdoor Leadership. Tyler gained a passion for the outdoors through Boy Scouts, where he earned the rank of Eagle and was introduced to conservation. He worked for the WCC in 2016 as a crew member then as a crew leader in 2017 which further established his passion for conservation work. Last year Tyler worked at the Outdoor Program as a trip leader which also reestablished his desire to lead in an outdoor setting. The majority of his free time is spent outdoors mountain biking, skiing, hiking, rafting, fly-fishing, and really anything else you can do outside.

“Conservation is a cause that has no end. There is no point at which we will say our work is finished” –Rachel Carson

 


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