Sean (middle) and his energetic team: Mel Hoffman, Yami Gutierrez, Anna Greenberg, and Salvador Meza Lemus
Whenever Sean McAlindin has a tough day or is struggling to find an answer to one of life’s many problems, he spends the day in the woods, on a hike, camping or rock climbing.
Working with Adventure Risk Challenge has been a perfect fit for Sean. As Program Coordinator, Sean has the privilege of guiding and teaching youth while showing them how to feed their sense of adventure and exploration. He shows them how the wilderness can help release the stresses of everyday life. And he enjoys every minute of it.
Based on his commitment to serve the whole community of Tahoe-Truckee, Sean received the Community Collaborative Public Service Award of Excellence last year. His success comes from thinking about and interacting with youth as unique individuals, each with different assets, strengths, needs and barriers. Sean puts his whole heart and mind into these relationships and has had a deep impact on many young people.