Meet the Staff
School-Based Program Manager
Megan’s first experience at Keystone Science School was as a visiting 5th-grade student doing a snow science winter program. Many years later, she graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences, specializing in Biology Education with a Science Teaching License. While teaching middle school science, Megan brought her class up to Keystone Science School for the annual outdoor education trip.
After witnessing the immense impact learning in the outdoors had on her own students, Megan decided to enter the world of outdoor science education and joined the Keystone Science School team. While at KSS, Megan started as a summer camp head counselor, education instructor, and as the staff manager for the KSS Education team. She has worked in Northern California as the Program Director of the Sierra Nevada Journeys Outdoor School and Summer Camp. Most recently, she worked in Jackson, WY at Teton Science Schools managing programs, building curriculum, and coaching educators.
Adventure Programs and Safety Manager
Logan brings nearly a decade of field experience to the Keystone Science School! After graduating from the University of Wyoming with a BA in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management he became a National Outdoor Leadership School expedition instructor in 2010. He spent five years leading 30-day and 90-day expeditions specializing in working winter (AIARE PRO level 2), mountaineering (glacial and alpine rock), climbing (front country and backcountry, and canyon (backpacking and technical slot canyons) courses in Wyoming and Utah.
In March of 2015, he became a wilderness medicine instructor and spent 3 years splitting time between teaching wilderness medicine in the classroom (Wilderness EMT and Wilderness First Responder courses) and working field expedition courses focused on specializing in building medicine skills in a wilderness environment.
Ian grew up in Summit County and fell in love with the outdoors early in life. Ian started working at the Keystone Science School after graduating from high school and continued working in the Summer Camp program throughout college. Ian graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies and started working for the Keystone Science School full time. Ian has held 9 different positions at KSS and worked in almost every program.
Besides outdoor adventures, Ian’s other passions include hockey (Go Avs!), sports, and travel. Ian grew up going to summer camp which gave him a real understanding of students and their interactions with one another. Being able to spend his life in summit county has given him an immense appreciation of nature and he loves sharing that passion with students and staff. The thing he’s most excited about is to teach our students to appreciate the natural world.
Carrie fell in love with Colorado as a teenager when her family drove across the country, at which point she promised herself that one day she would live here. Until she joined KSS, Carrie developed her teaching and leadership experience at nature centers, residential environmental education centers, and mountain wilderness programs.
In 2017, she left her job on the east coast to follow her dream of living and working in the mountains, and was drawn to KSS because of our mission to foster connections between children and nature. “I love that teaching allows me to wear a variety of hats as an educator, leader, and outdoor guide, but also as a mentor and role model.” Carrie uses her diverse science, character, and wilderness curriculum experience to develop Keystone Science School’s school and Girls in STEM programs. She also loves ultimate frisbee, wellness coaching, snowboarding, and learning new skills. Fun fact: she’s learning to play Taylor Swift songs on the ukulele!
Brent Beadles has worked for the Keystone Science School as a School Programs Coordinator and as an Adventure Programs Instructor. Brent was drawn to the Keystone Science School because of the location. He knew he wanted to be teaching environmental education, but the special spot where our campus is located is what really pulled him in. Brent comes into the role of Adventure Programs Instructor with two and a half years of teaching experience, a degree in Engineering, and a lot of backcountry experience.
He spent six weeks in Alaska last summer leading trips that included backpacking, sea kayaking, and ice climbing. He is excited to teach a variety of topics but believes that there are two very important things to teach during a backcountry trip: one is an appreciation and different perspective on the natural world. There are a lot of different aspects to that, the peace that can come from spending an extended time outdoors, stewardship aspect, the inspiration and challenges that come from the physical element, and the mental aspect that comes from going without luxuries you’re used too. The second part is learning outdoor skills.
Camp Programs Coordinator
Andre grew up with the Science School. He first came here for camp when he was 10 years old. He has lived camp from every angle and knows what makes the program live and breathe. Aside from growing up with KSS, Andre also brings tons of local and outdoor knowledge.
He hiked from Denver to Durango along the Colorado Trail after summer camp finished one August, and ended 33 days and 500 miles later, hiking by himself. The most memorable part of the hike was the love and support he had from friends, family, and strangers. He chose to work here because the Science School changes lives. He has been a camper, CAP, and Head Counselor and is now Camp Programs Coordinator. Nothing makes him happier than helping others write their own stories.