Shenandoah National Park
Chandler is from Norfolk, Virginia. He spent most of time outside growing up, just enjoying the natural world. He attended Old Dominion University initially unsure of what he wanted to do; he began working with the school’s outdoor program. This allowed him to share his love for the outdoors with other students while he developed his own skills. Pulled towards climbing he began to work towards become a certified climbing instructor. Spending summers in the mountains a West Virginia taking others climbing, he honed those skills. While at school he participated multiple research projects based on outdoor recreation and peoples motivations, that were presented at national conferences. Graduating last year, he is excited to be at Shenandoah National Park, where he can continue to spread his love for the beauty of the outdoors through the volunteer program.