US-Nicaragua Road Trip Warrior #2 - Lacy

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Lacy Greer - Logistics Volunteer

Lacy's Background and Travel Experience All Over The World

Originally from Arizona, Lacy pursued post-secondary education as a recruit for the Navy NUC program in Charleston, South Carolina before he moved to Seattle to start a degree in chemical engineering. While in Seattle, Lacy was passionate about volunteering his time for the Puget Sound Blood Center and the Banaroya Research Institute.

He first started speaking Spanish when he enrolled in a language school in Costa Rica and also enriched himself by getting certified as a yoga instructor in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Enthralled with the wildlife and Central American culture, Lacy worked as a volunteer for four months rehabilitating the sea turtle population in Costa Rica.

 Yoga instructor in Puerto Vallarta

Yoga instructor in Puerto Vallarta

 Constructing a hatchery for sea turtle eggs with a group of international volunteers in Costa Rica

Constructing a hatchery for sea turtle eggs with a group of international volunteers in Costa Rica

Lacy soon moved to Dutch Harbor off the coast of Alaska and got hooked on the Great North. He later returned to work in the tourism industry for three summers allowing him to extensively explore Alaska and the Yukon.

 Kayaking across Prince William Sound, a gorgeous fjord in Whittier, Alaska

Kayaking across Prince William Sound, a gorgeous fjord in Whittier, Alaska

Lacy worked as a tour director and supervisor for an Alaskan tour company during 2011-2015.  He spent any extra minute he had exploring Alaska and rock climbing.

Lacy wrapped up his Alaska season this year on September 24th, and quickly joined the Sierra Madre Research team at a rock climbing competition in Arkansas.

 Exploring Matanuska Glacier in Alaska

Exploring Matanuska Glacier in Alaska

 Striking a pose on the last day of 24 HHH climbing competition in Arkansas

Striking a pose on the last day of 24 HHH climbing competition in Arkansas

 Lacy likes to integrate yoga with rock climbing : )

Lacy likes to integrate yoga with rock climbing : )

Lacy is passionate about environmental sustainability and interacting with people from different backgrounds and points of view. His passion for Latin American culture and the ability to positively change people’s quality of life led Lacy to volunteer for Sierra Madre Research.  Lacy is obsessed with owls, sea horses, sea turtles, jellyfish and after residing in Seattle requires a premium cup of coffee to start his day.

 Taking a volcanic ash bath in Volcan Arenal

Taking a volcanic ash bath in Volcan Arenal

 Starting a compost process in Montezuma

Starting a compost process in Montezuma

 Holding some monkeys in St. Kitt

Holding some monkeys in St. Kitt

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