Grand Junction, CO
Plans for the future:
While currently planning to continue his career at Enviroflight through the remainder of 2015, Ethan is also investigating online courses in Geographic Information Systems. He intends to carry on with his education in a Master’s program in Wildlife Ecology starting in 2016 before heading out West, once more.
Likes: Working with his hands, the outdoors, photography, animals of all kinds, building connections, the collected works of Neil Gaiman, and enjoying a cold beer on a warm summer evening.
Dislikes: Gossip, tomatoes, injustice, flip-flops, and turning in work late.
I am most passionate about addressing the mistakes humanity has made in our treatment of our planet and its inhabitants. Through my own studies and the information I have absorbed through education and upbringing, it has been made unquestionably clear to me that we are rapidly reaching a point beyond which the environmental and societal issues facing our global community become unanswerable. To avoid this possibility, I believe that people of all generations and backgrounds must work hard and with open minds towards the goals of equality and sustainability. To that end, I have embraced my own affinity for the environment in the hopes of someday winning a victory for humanity.
As a worker, I find myself most productive working autonomously or with a small group of people towards a well understood goal. It is in these situations where my work ethic and facilitation skills are most effective as I have had much success directing all of the energy of myself or a small group of peers to the thorough and efficient completion of projects. When I am in a position of leadership I find that I am at my best when working directly with a group instead of simply delegating tasks to others. In this way I can ensure that all components of an assignment are completed to my high standards without becoming overbearing or asking too much of my team.
I have less success when working in large groups without effective leadership. My own interpersonal style of management works very well (or so I'd like to think) when I have the ability to step in and demonstrate what needs to be done or provide advice while completing my own tasks. In big groups of people, usually those larger than 10, it simply becomes unfeasible for me to do so. In such situations, it pays to have someone with a more big-picture style of leadership in place. Then I can simply worry about what I or my small team need to do without stressing myself out about the progress of other groups.
With my background in Environmental Science, I find that I am happiest in positions where fieldwork is available. I have no problem with sitting at a desk and working, however my morale is far higher when I have at least the occasional chance to go outside and actually perform studies and collect data.
To learn more about Ethan, take a look at his current resume.