Bryan Reed

ls_bn_bassam.jpgI grew up on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.  When I was a kid, I enjoyed camping with my family, mountain biking with friends, and practicing cello and piano.  After graduating from Port Angeles High School, I attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.  While in college I played in the school orchestra and lacrosse team, and had many adventures in the North Cascades.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, focusing on outdoor recreation.

I began managing the tallest climbing wall in Washington State and started programming for at-risk middle school students through the YMCA.  I spent two seasons teaching outdoor education at the 100 Elk Outdoor Center and another season at the Leelanau Outdoor Center.  I moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where I helped open the Bow-Isle Outdoor Centre.  I Co-Directed that for two years while building a house and then moved to Tempe, AZ where I became a substitute math teacher for Math and Music high school classes.  I ls_bobby_biking.jpgtaught environmental education for a season with Teton Science Schools before returning to school to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and a teaching certificate in secondary education.  For my student teaching, I had the opportunity to travel to New Zealand to teach for three months. Upon my return to the states, I began teaching middle school math at North Country School, an outdoor-based, private boarding school in Lake Placid, NY.  I have now finally come to rest at The Link School.

In my free time, I enjoy a plethora of activities, especially just about every activity I’ve tried outside.  I enjoy both domestic and international travel, have visited Israel and Palestine, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece and New Zealand as well as visiting 20 different states just in one summer.  I still enjoy playing piano and cello and have started playing ultimate Frisbee with increasing frequency.