Carl Wernhoff is an outgoing Swedish student with a love for nature, who is looking forward to a career as a ski patroller or outdoor guide. He has lived in the United States for several years but is still relatively new to the West Coast.
Well I work at the Truckee- Tahoe Pet Lodge as a kennel technician. I really wanted to work there, and so I just kept applying and dropping off applications until they hired me, now I love it. Back in Rhode Island I had my own dog walking business and I got to walk this really rich families’ dogs all the time. After their black labs had puppies I got to take care of them all the time. So working at the Pet Lodge just seemed like the only place I would want to work right now.
Sierra Nevada College branded merchandise is proudly displayed. There are sweatshirts, T-shirts and sweaters hanging to the left and right. Brightly colored Big Truck hats are presented in eye popping stacks in the center of the room. Welcome to the Sierra Nevada College campus store. Although there’s a lot on display, sales figures collected from Aug. 19 to Nov. 13 show that patrons are most likely to leave with a Coca Cola and a Snickers Bar.
Henry Conover, the director of Academic Support Services at Sierra Nevada College, is in his office meeting with a student to help set up accommodations needed for classes. It’s in moments like these when Conover truly feels like he is doing what he does best; helping students succeed in their education.
Some people may think of the group of friends that make up Strange Brew and Gremlinz as crews, gangs or even frats, but really they’re just individuals collectively dedicated to sharing the simple passion of having both of your feet atop a board, and documenting their extreme sports experiences whenever possible.