Adam grew up rafting the McKenzie River and exploring the forests of the Cascades. He studied journalism at the University of Oregon and went off to travel throughout South and Central America to support environmental organizations in telling their stories and helping their communities. Prior to joining CRBC, Adam taught a conservation study abroad program in Chilean Patagonia, leading research expeditions around the glaciers of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. He is excited to get to know the Clackamas River Basin, to learn from the people who live in the region and to encourage opportunities to connect around promoting ecosystem health. He is also looking forward to providing Spanish-language communications, to create videos about peoples’ relationships to the Clackamas, and to work alongside our amazing volunteer teams as we clean and improve the watershed.