Keystone Science School’s facility operations would not be possible without Wade’s ability to problem solve and find creative solutions. He embodies the KSS value to “find joy in teaching and learning”: he was drawn to his position at KSS because he was intrigued by the opportunity to be responsible for an entire campus, knowing that he was going to learn a lot. His aptitude for critical thinking extends beyond his work, as he rebuilt an old motorcycle in his free time. “I credit that job for giving me the strength to find solutions even when I don’t understand, and to push through the fear of attempting something for the first time.” In addition to spending time cruising mountain passes on his motorcycle, Wade also enjoys snowboarding, backpacking, and hanging out with his adorable husky pup.
What was your most memorable outdoor experience?
“The first time I went backpacking.? I had been camping before, but not like that. My friend asked me if I wanted to go backpacking with him along the Buffalo National River in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. The experience opened me up to a whole world of fun things to do with the outdoors.”