Jeff Strickland

profilepic1I grew up in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, participating in many team sports including baseball, soccer, and football. The summer before my freshman year of high school as a camper at Adventure Unlimited Ranches in Colorado, I learned I loved to run after a long fun run at camp. I ended up running cross-country and track in high school and college and I have not stopped running since. I started coming out to the Ranches with my Family in 1996 as a little guy and I am grateful for the experiences I have had over the ensuing years that have allowed me to grow in my understanding of Christian Science.

Since Graduating from Principia College with a Degree in Environmental Studies, I moved out to Colorado and started teaching Outdoor Education at the 100Elk Outdoor Center for two seasons and my seventh summer teaching whitewater rafting and kayaking at the Ranches. I have called Buena Vista home since that time.  I love being part of The Link School staff and working with the students in an outdoor and educational environment.

I now spend most of my free time peaking mountains, whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking, and most often trail running and Ultra-running. I also enjoy traveling and exploring new places. I have spent time exploring the mountains, canyons, and rivers of Colorado, Utah, and Arizona and I have had the opportunity to spend 29 days rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. I have also traveled aboard to India and Nepal, and accompany The Link School on our International Field Programs. When I am not playing outside I also enjoy playing the acoustic guitar and electric bass guitar.DCIM100SPORT

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