Chris has a B.S. in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M University. He has spent the last half-decade working for various camps and youth programs including Kanakuk, Pine Cove, and Laity Lodge Family and Youth camps. This past year, Chris freelanced as an outdoor education/recreation instructor and facilitator, working for both the Outdoor School and Adventure experiences.
His hobbies include trail running, rock climbing, and paddleboarding. His favorite quote is from Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”
Chris shared the following comment, “With the new opportunities presented to the Outdoor School for this coming year, I am more than thrilled to jump in and help develop and implement a new era of Outdoor School programs.”
Myles and his family have been greatly influenced by the H. E. Butt Foundation programs across multiple generations. His great aunt, grandma, mother, and brother all attended Laity Lodge Youth Camp as children and, further, his aunt, brother, and sister each worked on Youth Camp’s summer staff. As for Myles, he himself went to Youth Camp as a child and his work resume at camp includes positions as Echo Valley Counselor, Program Crew Boss, and Canyon Club Director. He also spent many weekends with Laity Lodge Family Camp as the Activities Director. Each of these positions allowed Myles to gain valuable outdoor activity skills and a talent for working with youth and families.
For Myles, this time spent participating in and working for the camping programs has been instrumental in his development personally and professionally. “The values upheld by these programs are the same values that I uphold now, and I am comforted by the fact that I get to broaden my family’s ties to the H. E. Butt Foundation in my work with the Outdoor School.”
From youth and in college, Myles was an avid baseball player, and his hobbies now include playing and watching sports, various types of fitness, and simply spending time being active outdoors. Myles graduated from UT San Antonio with a degree in Mathematics with the intention of being a schoolteacher. Now he gets to use his knowledge and skills to teach in the outdoor ‘classroom’. Myles brings passion and experience in his Adventure Recreation support of the Outdoor School. He feels “privileged to get to promote outdoor activity in youth for the betterment of school communities”.