Forest and Climate Director
Adam McCurdy joined ACES as a Naturalist in 2008 since then he’s worked as Winter Naturalist, Educator, Hallam Lake Site Manager, and now the Forest and Climate Director. He has tried to leave the Roaring Fork Valley twice but both times found the watershed’s gravity too much to overcome.
Adam grew up in rural Massachusetts and discovered the beauties and intricacies of the natural world while exploring the rich forest of New England. He received his B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts. He received his M.A. in Geography from the University of Colorado where he studied decision making in the face of climate change. In between work and school, Adam hiked the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail.
Adam lives onsite at Hallam Lake with his wife and toddler. When he’s not working or playing with his son he can be found getting lost in the woods, trundling down trails on his mountain bike, skinning for miles to find a 500 ft 30° slope, or eating cookies.