Scott Gregory Stewart

Email: thetravelingnaturalist@yahoo.com
Phone: +1 (443) 469-3762
Skype: scottstewart.climbon

EDUCATION

Teacher Ready, Online Alternative Teacher Certification Program, June 2015
University of West Florida, Pensacola FL

TEFL International TESOL Certification, October 2013
Compass Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

National Outdoor Leadership School, NOLS
Wilderness First Responder/CPR/First Aid Recertification, Blacksburg VA - November 2016 Outdoor Leadership Minor, NOLS/Western State College of Colorado - July 2012              Rocky Mountain Outdoor Educator Course, Backpacking & Rock Climbing, WY - July 2012 Southwest Outdoor Educator Course, Backpacking & Rock Climbing, AZ - January 2012       

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Minor in Economics, May 2003       Bachelor of Science in Spanish, May 2003 
Mount Saint Mary's University, Emmitsburg MD

   PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2017 - Present 

Aquatics Coordinator / Service Leading & Learning Coordinator (SLL)

Korea International School Jeju (KISJ)

August 2014 – June 2016 

Physical Education & Health Teacher

American International School (AIS)                           

220 Nguyen Van Tao, Nha Be District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Provided physical and health education to nurture the personal, social, and emotional well-being of all Elementary students enrolled at the AIS Nha Be campus. Developed lessons that fostered students agility, coordination, self-confidence, communication, and collaboration. Created and directed the Nha Be Elementary Swim Club. Continued to cultivate and advocate for a comprehensive outdoor education program at AIS. Supported the planning and led the 5th Grade “Week Without Walls” outdoor educational excursion, introducing students to outdoor adventure sports like rock climbing, abseiling, trekking, and kayaking.

August 2013 – June 2015

English Language Development & Environmental Education Teacher

American International School

220 Nguyen Van Tao, Nha Be District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Assisted the establishment of a comprehensive English Language Development program at a new American International School Elementary campus. Created lessons for both "push-in" and "pull-out" instructional settings and developed strategies to support students with a range of English language proficiency levels. All lessons were developed from the perspective of a naturalist to keep students engaged and simultaneously educate them about environmental/social issues related to Southeast Asia and specific to Vietnam.

Guide/Outdoor Educator, Terrapin Adventures

September 2012 – July 2013                                                   

Historic Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St #50, Savage, MD 20763

Guided visitors through a variety of team-building activities and challenges on ropes courses, zip-lines and climbing walls. Led geo-cashing/orienteering course challenges as well as informational hikes as an outdoor educator and naturalist. Provided a safe and educational learning environment for all guests with a focus on collaborative teamwork.

May 2012 – July 2013   

Camping & Action Sports Specialist/Outdoor School Educator

REI, Recreational Equipment Incorporated, College Park & Columbia MD

Provided customers with superior product and outdoor recreational knowledge as well as customer service. Conducted both in-store classes and programs in the field as an Outdoor School Instructor - responsible for the creation of exceptional lesson plans, appropriate delivery of class content, and the safety of all participants involved.

December 2010 – May 2012 

Park Naturalist/Nature Center Manager, Piney Run Park                                                

30 Martz Road, Sykesville MD 21784

Developed and executed all environmental educational programs, including a Summer Nature Camp, Nature Center exhibits, displays, guides and marketing tools, for public and private guests (primary/secondary school students, senior citizens, boy/girl scout troops, general public, special events, etc.). Managed all commercial related aspects of the Nature Center, doubling revenue over the course of a year and reducing employee spending by nearly 50%. Organized and led the Nature Center's volunteer programs (senior volunteer program, junior naturalist program, animal adoption program) and all aspects of volunteer coordinating. Assisted in the hiring/training of Nature Center staff, park staff and volunteers. Led on-site and off-site educational day-hikes, backpacking trips, canoe/kayak paddles, and overnight campouts. Cared for the daily needs of the animals who called Piney Run Nature Center their home – Birds of Prey, Turtles, Snakes, various amphibians from toads to frogs and salamanders, Brazilian black tarantula(s), Madagascar hissing cockroaches and a hive of Honey Bee’s.

September 2009 – September 2010

Crew Supervisor/Naturalist, Nevada Conservation Corps                          

The Great Basin Institute, Las Vegas/Reno NV

Trained and supervised a crew of ten international and ten AmeriCorps volunteers on Leave-No-Trace, camping/survival skills, safety in the outdoors, proper tool use and maintenance, various conservation and restoration techniques, while leading conservation projects throughout the state of Nevada, primarily the Mojave and Great Basin deserts. Skilled in trail construction/maintenance, road decommissioning, invasive species removal, habitat restoration/construction, wildfire restoration, desert cleanup, grip hoist/sky line use, rock work, and more. Cultivated positive relationships with GBI and various project partners (US Forest Service, US Park Service, Public Lands Institute, US Fish and Wildlife) by providing exceptional customer service through fostering a work environment based on teamwork and respect, communication and honesty, sweat and sore muscles. Developed as an environmental educator and Naturalist by teaching lessons on desert plants, flora, fauna, geology, and hydrology.

June 2008 – August 2009 

Environmental Educator, Pickering Creek Audubon Center                                      

11450 Audubon Ln, Easton, MD 21601

Provided experiential learning opportunities and environmental education instruction to primary and secondary Talbot County students both at their home-schools and on field trip visits to the Pickering Creek Audubon Center. Delivered specialized programs (Project Wild, Project Wet, and AWE) and developed supplemental lessons and environmental education programs for the educational department as well as the Eco-Camp. Designed, coordinated, and installed a 120 square foot native garden project which eradicated invasive bamboo and yielded healthy wildlife habitat. Assisted in initializing Project Feeder Watch, a community service program.

AmeriCorps Volunteer/Crew Leader, NCC, Las Vegas NV, October 2007 – May 2008

Sales Professional, Cintas Corporation, Columbia MD, January 2007 – September 2007     

Account Manager/Sales Professional, Tenable Network Security, Columbia MD, 6/2005 – 10/2006

General Sales Manager, Bally Total Fitness, Catonsville MD, December 2003 – June 2005

Managed a Bally Total Fitness facility with an aquatics center and supervised all operational employees . Coached and mentored a team of 10-15 sales representatives. Exceeded a personal monthly sales quota of $60,000 per month as well as budgeted club quota exceeding $500,000 per month.

   HIGHLIGHTED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Physical & Health Education
  • Weight Training & Nutrition
  • CPR & First Aid Certification
  • TESOL/English Language Development
  • Advanced Spanish Proficiency
  • Environmental Education & Curriculum Development
  • Environmental Conservation & Restoration
  • Wilderness First Responder & Leave No Trace Master Educator
  • Outdoor Education/Leadership Program Development & Coordination
  • Advanced Rock Climbing, Trekking & Paddle Sport Proficiencies
  • Team Building & Team Sports Instruction/Coaching
  • Aquatics Instruction, Coaching & Life-Guarding
  • Wildlife Care & Rehabilitation
  • Corporate & Non-Profit Sales & Management