04/25/2022 by Rebecca Hardy and Suzy Taylor 0 Comments
Meet the 2022 Ayers Creek Adventures Team
We are thrilled to be welcoming back some of our all time favorite team members as well as welcoming some exciting new members to our team.
We are welcoming back former summer staff member Rebecca Hardy as our first Operations Manager for Ayers Creek Adventures. Rebecca is quite familiar with Ayers Creek as this will be her 6th season with us. Similar to several other summer staff Rebecca is also an SU graduate with her Bachelors in Biology with a focus of Wetland Ecology and Environmental Studies. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, and various day trips.
We are thrilled to have Bonnie Griffin rejoining us in 2022 for her 4th season. Bonnie works harder than anyone we know and quite frankly we don't know what we would do without her. Following a succesful career at the University of Maryland, Bonnie and her husband Jim, moved full time to Maryland's Eastern shore. Before joining Ayers Creek Adventures, Bonnie managed the kayak rental operations for the Maryland Coastal Bays Program, and worked for the Frontier Town Water Park. When not working, Bonnie enjoys kayaking and biking. Her favorite treat is the Acia bowls at Assateague Surf Shop.
Patrick Luo will be back for his second season handling the weekend shift at Ayers Creek Adventures. Patrick is completing the first of his three year Doctor in Physical Therapy Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Patrick holds a B.S. in Athletic Therapy from Weber State University in Ogden, UT. He has had a stellar academic career graduting Summa Cum Laude with General and Department Honors. He is also activily engaged in the community and has dreams of improving the quality of life for others.
We are excited to introduce a few new faces to our summer staff this season. Jeromy Green, a recent Salisbury University Biology Major graduate will be joining our staff. He completed several research studies with screech owls, spotted turtles and northern mummichog species while attending SU. He loves hiking, running and anything outdoors and is excited to paddle and learn more about Ayers Creek this summer before starting his Masters in Biology at SU this Fall.
Another Salisbury University Biology Graduate, Lauren Fortescue also completed research with spotted turtles during her time at SU, while also playing for SU’s Women’s Basketball team, and volunteering with various local organizations in her spare time. Lauren loves kayaking and environmental science and is looking to expand her environmental science before starting her Environmental Masters program in the Fall at Christopher Newport.