A Few Words About Me
Christopher (aka Topher) is an Earth and life science teacher for the public school system. He started his outdoor exploration through the jungles of the Philippines before he could even walk. His higher education stemmed from a small community college taking many outdoor recreation courses and eventually gained a bachelors’ degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability with a Conservation Cluster Minor.
During the summer he works as an environmental educator all while being a farm enthusiast getting his feet muddy in the lo’i. When he can fit it in, you are likely to find him enjoying extreme outdoor activities or volunteering within the local community. He aspires to promote biodiversity and efficiency in community developments. His certifications include American Heart Association First Aid CPR AED, Wilderness First Aid, American Red Cross Lifeguard, Leave No Trace, GIS, Scuba, and Class B Sawyer.
Growing up on a trout ranch in a small Michigan town, Topher became not only a lover of travel but nature. He enjoys taking trips around the globe rock climbing, caving, or partaking in ultra-marathons. Geographically between both sides of his family, he feels at home in Hawaii helping grow kalo (taro) down in a sacred valley and learning the Hawaiian culture.