Monroe County, My name is Adam Schellhammer and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the newest addition to the Monroe County Conservation District Team. I am also proud, and humbled, by the fact that I will be accepting the torch of District Manager from Craig Todd, whose dedication to conservation efforts in Monroe County is widely recognized and respected throughout the state. I find myself in the envious position of becoming a part of a team that contributes so much to the community, and I can not thank them enough for their warm and generous welcome during this transition. For a little background on myself; I spent a great deal of time outdoors as a child, like many others that find themselves drawn to the conservation field. Hiking, fishing, and exploring the waterways of central Pennsylvania dominated my time and it was those activities that led me to pursue a career that allowed me to remain close to the natural world. I earned my B.S. in Environmental Biology from Millersville University and my M.S. in Natural Resource Management from Virginia Tech (Sorry Penn State fans). Since graduating I have been anything but stationary. I have spent time with land trusts, the National Park Service, environmental non-profits, and expanded my scope to international issues while working in New Zealand and addressing water quality issues in southern China. My work has provided me the opportunity to work with some incredible people and gain a wealth of experience which I plan on employing to protect and improve the beautiful landscape here in Monroe County.
I, along with my wife Beth, am excited to be putting down some roots here in the Poconos and we are looking forward to the journey that lies ahead! Sincerely, Adam Schellhammer