Hannah aka Skadoosh (Virginia): High energy, creative, funny, irreverent … and that was just the first five minutes I knew her. She is an enigma (like a Care Bear tattoo), but she is very good at translating her energy into production and has learned every aspect of the project.
Anthony aka Tony the Tiger (New Jersey): Self-professed “super shy guy”, Anthony broke out his dancing shoes at the zydeco concert on Thursday. He has become quite the lichen hunter during our field hikes. He turned a laptop, a hunk of tin foil and a ball of twine into Friday Night at the Movies. And he waits for Julie to catch up on long hikes.
Monica aka Icka (Iowa): Monica is the most expressive manipulator of the English language I have ever met. And she laughs heartily at every joke I tell … even when it’s not funny … and even when it’s not a joke. I’m not gonna lie, she keeps everyone in a good mood and has become my best “process” photographer.
Robert aka St. Jerome (Missouri): John is the All-American boy, an Eagle Scout but with a better sense of humor. Ron has become a workhorse, volunteering to carry the big framepack even when he’s not responsible for the press. When Mark wants to relax it usually involves a comfortable cot and his I-Pod. And he answers to almost any male name in the book.
Katie aka Katie (Montana): Katie processes data the way enzymes digest human waste. OK, that’s not exactly the analogy I was looking for. But she has taken on the important Recorder position, assembling all collection data, pictures and geo-coordinates. She loves keeping things organized … and now that includes me.