Reese (he/him) was born and raised in central Ohio where he first learned to appreciate the outdoors by spending his summers camping in the Hocking Hills. Eventually, this appreciation grew into a vocation where he helped lead programs as a counselor and supervisor for Camp Wyandot, and as a trip leader for Overland Summers where he led backpacking and kayaking trips in Maine.
Reese graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the Ohio State University in the fall of 2019, and after spending time studying abroad in the rainforests of Australia, he developed a desire to explore and work in other ecosystems.
He first started working at Walking Mountains as a Summer Naturalist and continued through the Winter season. Reese is excited to be staying as the Lead Naturalist and for the opportunity to continue giving back to the Eagle River Valley community. He is passionate about forging a career in the environmental field that is accessible, sustainable and community focused, and believes that understanding inclusion and conservation in outdoor spaces are vital components for those goals.
In his free time, Reese is an avid film watcher, plays a ton of disc golf, loves to hike and enjoys traveling to and exploring new places.