Colorado Trout Unlimited is excited to welcome three new college students to our team. We have hired one new intern working out of the Denver office and two interns from Gunnison who are being mentored by our local chapter, the Gunnison Angling Society. Denver Internship
Tamara has been hired to assist Denver staff with the Forest Service River Assessment partnership in Northern Colorado. She will be helping to assess rivers using the scientific protocol developed by the Forest Service as well as helping to manage other volunteers doing assessments.
Tamara Burke, River Assessment Intern
Hello All! I am beyond excited to have the privilege of being part of CTU’s team! I am originally from New York but moved out to Colorado three years ago after falling in love with the beauty of this state on my first visit. Since then, I have been able to broaden my education in the environmental science field at Metropolitan State University as well as watch my family flourish and thrive amidst this stunning landscape. Conservation and sustainability are two issues that have helped drive my passion in this arena and I desire to use my education and experience to fight for them. Working with CTU will help shape my values even more and I’m thrilled for this experience.
Gunnison Angling Society is the local Trout Unlimited chapter located in Gunnison. They have developed a partnership with Western State University to hire college interns through their Marketing department to help with event planning and to increase awareness of the chapter in the Gunnison Basin.
Sara George, Communications and Marketing Intern
My name is Sara George and I am a Senior at Western State Studying Environmental Studies and Business. This is my last semester and I am very excited to intern with CTU. I am originally from Chesterland a very small town outside of Cleveland in northeast Ohio. My passion for river conservation and fly fishing started as a kid when my Dad would take me steelhead fishing on the Cuyahoga river. I loved it from the get go and my passion only grew when I moved out west to Gunnison. Rivers are the lifeblood of our country and its our job to protect them!
Phil Conrad, Communications and Marketing Intern
My name is Phil Conrad and I am currently finishing my senior year at Western State Colorado University studying business and entrepreneurship. I am originally from East Grand Rapids Michigan, a small town outside of Grand Rapids. Growing up I was surrounded by water and developed a passion for fly-fishing and river conservation at a young age. After living in Gunnison for a few short years I turned my passion into my everyday job by becoming a guide. Guiding in the Gunnison Valley has given me the opportunity to grow my appreciation and raise more awareness about the significance of river conservation and fly -fishing.