Jess Myer is Leading Adventures!

by Monica Hoel

She was a big-time participant in the E&H Outdoor Leadership Program, she was a member of the program’s competitive Adventure Team, and she stayed in Emory an extra year to work as a staff member for E&H outdoor leadership. And when asked if she planned to do this sort of work as a career her answer comes quickly: “Absolutely not.”

Jess laughs and adds that all her friends say her work as an outdoor adventure leader makes absolute sense. They are not at all surprised that she has taken teenagers on huge adventures to California and British Columbia and is planning excursions to Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Wyoming, and Peru. They are not at all shocked that she’s leading mountain climbs to elevations of 14,000 feet, heading up whitewater rafting excursions, and coordinating weeks-long cross-country hikes. After all, much of her college time at Emory & Henry was spent learning these skills, both as a participant and as a teacher. 

So why did she not expect to see herself here? “To be honest, I simply had NO plan. I had no plan coming into college, and I had no plan leaving college!” 

What she did have was a great college experience where she got to develop skills she had practiced as a kid growing up with an “outdoorsy dad,” she got to make lifelong friends who encouraged her to be herself, and she was surrounded by faculty mentors who saw her potential and did all they could to make her stronger as an individual. “I was just struck by the amount of trust E&H faculty put in you once there’s a relationship built. They believed in me as a student and  supported me as I worked on anything that interested me or caught my brain.”

As the logistics coordinator for Adventure Treks, based in western North Carolina, Jess may not have planned to be where she is, but it seems like life has placed her right where she needs to be. “I adore teenagers! It’s the perfect age range where they’re really starting to know themselves and what they want out of life. And they have so much to teach us about the world.”

Listen to Jess on the Duck Pond Wall podcast as she talks about the joy of the work she’s doing and also shares a bit about the quite literal magic of the outdoors.

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2348-avery-smith-takes-a-big-step-in-his-opera-career"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1785,2227/11291_IMG-9004.rev.1652729153.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1785,2227/11291_IMG-9004.rev.1652729153.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1785,2227/11291_IMG-9004.rev.1652729153.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1785,2227/11291_IMG-9004.rev.1652729153.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1785,2227/11291_IMG-9004.rev.1652729153.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1785,2227/11291_IMG-9004.rev.1652729153.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1785,2227/11291_IMG-9004.rev.1652729153.jpg" alt="Avery Smith E&H Class of 2021" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1785,2227/11291_IMG-9004.rev.1652729153.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,441,1785,2227/11291_IMG-9004.rev.1652729153.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1785" data-max-h="1786" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2348-avery-smith-takes-a-big-step-in-his-opera-career">Avery Smith Takes a Big Step in His Opera Career</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Avery Smith has been chosen for a world-class professional opera program that only accepted about 40 participants – from all over the world <a href="/live/news/2348-avery-smith-takes-a-big-step-in-his-opera-career" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/921-jarell-christian-eamph-09-tapped-for-nba-coaching"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/91,0,352,261/6668_JC.rev.1564783007.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/91,0,352,261/6668_JC.rev.1564783007.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/91,0,352,261/6668_JC.rev.1564783007.jpg" alt="Jarell Christian (E&H '09) with his child." width="345" height="225" data-max-w="261" data-max-h="261" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/921-jarell-christian-eamph-09-tapped-for-nba-coaching">Jarell Christian (E&H ’09) Tapped for NBA Coaching Position</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> The Washington Wizards have added Christian as a new assistant coach. <a href="/live/news/921-jarell-christian-eamph-09-tapped-for-nba-coaching" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1852-april-asbury-publishes-chapbook-of-poetry"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,739,1168/9865_Head_Outdoors_Tree.rev.1621792272.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,739,1168/9865_Head_Outdoors_Tree.rev.1621792272.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,739,1168/9865_Head_Outdoors_Tree.rev.1621792272.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,739,1168/9865_Head_Outdoors_Tree.rev.1621792272.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,739,1168/9865_Head_Outdoors_Tree.rev.1621792272.jpg" alt="April J. Asbury, Emory & Henry Class of 1996" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,739,1168/9865_Head_Outdoors_Tree.rev.1621792272.jpg 2x" data-max-w="739" data-max-h="1168" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1852-april-asbury-publishes-chapbook-of-poetry">April Asbury Publishes Chapbook of Poetry</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><em>Woman with Crows</em> is a newly published chapbook of poetry by April J. Asbury, E&H Class of 1996. <a href="/live/news/1852-april-asbury-publishes-chapbook-of-poetry" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>