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THINK…… Colorado, Fun, New People, Ropes Course, Camping, Skiing, Climbing, White Water Rafting, Experience, and Challenge!!

The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center’s Internship Program is designed to provide opportunities for individuals interested in Outdoor/ Experiential Education, Therapeutic Recreation, and Recreation Management to gain professional experience and knowledge in this growing field. Interns get hands on experience in all aspects of programming and have the opportunity to expand their soft (people) skills as well as hard (technical) skills.

There are 2 internships offered: summer term and winter term.

If this interests you, please look on the other pages of this website for more information. Each internship has its own description.

Click on the link below for the Internship Application Form. Fill it out online or download and fax or email it to me and I will get back to you as soon as I can. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me at

Application deadlines:

Yes I want to be a BOEC intern! Apply Now!

I look forward to hearing from you.
Kat Booth, CTRS
Internship Program Coordinator

“I assisted a student with a brain injury climb the wall for 45 minutes. I was sweating, tired, and shaking, but when he rang the bell at the top and yelled, my world changed forever.”

– Ashley, Summer Intern

Meet the 2018 Summer Interns


Brianna Curran

Brianna comes to the BOEC with five-years of experience in caretaking and instructing, and three years of experience directly serving special needs and populations with disabilities. She is a graduate of Western State Colorado University with a degree in Recreation and Outdoor Education and a minor in Biology. Brianna grew up in Colorado Springs, CO, but has been living and skiing in the Gunnison Valley since 2012. Her outdoor experience includes extensive backpacking and river trips for ecology research and guiding experience, instructing Leave No Trace and survival skills to middle school students in Bailey and Fossil Ridge Wilderness, along with Instructing for the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, CO. She is an avid snowboarder who enjoys playing in water with paddles, oars and fishing rods. Brianna likes to approach things with humor and an upbeat attitude, and to relax with friends after a hard days’ adventure. Brianna chose to be an Intern to experience the BOEC approach and to live and learn in a beautiful new backyard!


Kellen Levi

Hi my name is Kellen Levi and I’m from Denver, Colorado! I grew up here and love the outdoors. I recently graduated from the University of Redlands with a degree in Understanding and Developing Biotechnology. I went to a super awesome college where I got to create my own major. I blended my love of health care and art into a course of study that was truly unique. I want to go into creating prosthetics and working with high intensity athletes. As an outdoor enthusiast and a collegiate athlete, accessibility to fitness is a big passion of mine. I’m excited to be working at BOEC this summer! Some cool fun facts about me: my favorite color is light pink and I read tarot cards. My favorite animal is a moose. I’m a pescatarian and I eat soup almost everyday.


Roberto Gutierrez

My name is Roberto Gutierrez. I am 25 years old, and come from Arlington, TX. I recently graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Texas at Arlington. I am looking to pursue a Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation and ultimately attend either Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy School. I have my sights set on different schools in Texas, but my dream school would be either University of Texas at Austin or Colorado State University in Fort Collins. I love all types of outdoor activities and I like going outside whenever I get the chance to. There’s nothing better than a good hike, when the suns out, wind’s breezy and you get to stop and admire all the nature around you. I don’t know who coined the saying that if you stop and listen closely, you’ll be able to hear nature talking, but they got it right. I am very outgoing and friendly. I grew up as an army brat so I am used to living all over the world and meeting all kinds of people and I love it. I love learning about new cultures, ideals, and ways of life that are much different than my own. I use everything I’ve learned from traveling and apply it to my everyday life. This summer I chose to intern with the BOEC because it put two of the things I am most passionate about into one setting. I love the outdoors and I love working with the others. I hope to gain what any other intern would hope to gain, experience and possibly a full-time job at the end of the tunnel. But most importantly, I hope to be able to help people achieve their dreams, help those who have been told that they can’t do something, succeed, and help show these men, women, and children that nothing is impossible.


Truman Shoaff

My Name is Truman W. Shoaff. I was born and raised in Flagstaff, AZ which gave me a love for the outdoors. After high school, I joined the Navy and was stationed in Washington State. I have been deployed twice and been to 7 different countries. After the Navy, I came back to take advantage of the GI bill and chose Parks and Recreation as my degree because I love being outside and cannot think of a better career path.



Nicholas Seda

My name is Nicholas Seda. I have recently graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Rehabilitation and Human Services from Penn State. I was born and raised in The Bronx, New York. Being from NYC, there aren’t many opportunities to be outdoorsy without traveling outside of the city, so most of my experience outdoors such as hiking and camping comes from my time as a Boy Scout. I enjoy sports, listening to music, Oreos, being a friendly face, and making others laugh.



Nicholas Melotte

Hello, I am Nicholas Melotte. I graduated from UW-Stevens Point, a school of roughly 10,000 kids in December of 2016, attaining a Social Science Degree with minors in Psychology and History. While attending school, I was fortunate enough to be able to compete as a collegiate runner! I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and was raised as a Packers fan! I have been an avid outdoors person my entire life. I attempted a 2,600 mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail going from Mexico to Canada in the summer of 2017 where I was able to learn a lot about hiking and backpacking! I find myself to be a rather outgoing person and enjoy being around people, especially in the outdoor setting! The internship through the BOEC is something I think will help me learn and progress in this area of my life and improve my skills in the outdoor community! I am very excited to put my past knowledge to use and am looking forward to learning many new things while I am here! I am very excited to be apart of the BOEC Intern Team!


Logan Otterberg

My name is Logan Richard Otterberg, y’all. I was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. I’m attending Southern Miss and am currently working toward my Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. My love of the outdoors started while working with my grandfather helping with his forestry work, and to stay active I joined the Boy Scouts receiving the rank of Eagle Scout. I have six siblings and ten nieces and nephews. I enjoy playing football, rugby and soccer. Now I will leave you with a quote. “A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone”, Tyrion Lannister.


Kaylee Brown

Hello BOEC Family! My name is Kaylee Brown, and I am 23 years young. I’m from a lovely small town in Ohio called Grand Rapids. It’s very historic, and we’re known for putting on the greatest festival known as the Apple Butter Festival that attracts more than 60,000 people! Most of my life, I was surrounded by nothing but corn fields (Yes, I’m definitely a flat lander, but no shame here)! I graduated from the University of Toledo in August of 2017 with institutional honors and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, studying Recreational Therapy. And after all the blood, sweat, and tears, I officially became a Certified Therapeutic Rec Specialist (CTRS)! My passion is definitely helping individuals with all disabilities and of course being in the outdoors, what a perfect match with BOEC. I enjoy hiking and anything to do with being outside. Here in Ohio, you can usually find me out on the river kayaking or up at my cottage jet-skiing and hanging out with the family and my two beautiful Catahoula Leopard dogs. I am beyond ecstatic to have this opportunity at the BOEC. I would like to explore my options as a CTRS and gain more knowledge in the outdoor world as I have a lot of desire working in the outdoors. I hope to kick start my career in the High Rockies.


Emily Hillmer

My name is Emily Hillmer, and I’m originally from Salem, OR. I graduated from Carleton College in 2015 with a degree in biology and biochemistry, and since then I have held seasonal outdoor jobs in Texas, Minnesota, Colorado, and Oregon. Most recently, I was a full-time ski patroller at Mt. Bachelor. During the 2016/2017 winter season, I was a wintern with the BOEC, and I am very excited to experience summer with a program I love! My outdoor passions include fly-fishing, skiing, trail running, backpacking, and climbing.  I’m always looking for the next adventure, and there’s not much I enjoy more than packing up my car each season, meeting new people, and gaining new experiences. I’m stoked to share my love of the outdoors with the students of the BOEC and to continue to learn more about adaptive recreation!


Katherine Foley

Hi my name is Katherine Foley! I grew up as the third child of four in Acton, Massachusetts.  I graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire with a degree in Physical Education with a specialization in Exercise Science and Health.  After school, I spent the year working as an athletics coach, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and adaptive sports instructor in the Boston area.  While exploring adaptive sports programs to become involved with, I learned of the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.  I joined the BOEC as a winter intern for the 2017-2018 season.  After having an incredible and unforgettable 6 months, I wanted to stay apart of the BOEC team for the summer season.  This summer I hope to continue exploring a career path in adaptive outdoor sports, while also taking full advantage of the incredible learning experience BOEC has to offer!


Emma Ngati

Hello, my name is Emma Ngati. I am 21 years old, and a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s in Recreation Park and Tourism Administration with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. I grew up in Macomb, Illinois and decided to attend college at Western Illinois University. I have a minor in Outdoor Leadership through a program called the Environmental, Conservation, Outdoor, Education, and Expedition (ECOEE). ECOEE is a 21 semester hour, 120 day expedition that took place in the fall of 2017. In addition to outdoor leadership skills, I gained experience canoeing, backpacking, climbing, sea kayaking, and minimal impact camping through ECOEE. It has been a goal of mine to intern at BOEC since learning about the internship program in the fall of 2016, and I am hoping to gain as much experience as I can while I am there. I look forward to learning new skills along the way! I am usually an introverted person, but open up once I get to know people. Being at BOEC this summer will give me the opportunity to meet many new people and help many more.


Blake Loudermilk

My name is Blake, and a fun fact about me is that I am from Michigan and carry a state map with me wherever I go (you probably do too)! I will graduate from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Science at the end of the summer. In my free time, I enjoy to stay active and be outside. My favorite outdoor activities include rock climbing, running, and mountain biking.



Photos courtesy of Amanda Rush Photography 

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