Julien Cossette is a proud alumni of the Canadian Conservation Corps (a program by the Canadian Wildlife Federation) and served as the chair of the Great Divide Trail Association’s Building and Maintenance Committee in 2018-2019. He resides in Western Canada where he works in trail and volunteer management. In 2019, he had the honor of being selected to participate in American Trails’ Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program (ETL) and attend the International Trails Symposium in Syracuse with a cohort of young, energetic, and thoughtful professionals. He most enjoyed the camaraderie and long-term connections with his ETL peers he formed at the conference, and the daily opportunities for group reflections on key issues related to youth and the future of trail and recreation management. He extends his sincere thanks to the entirety of American Trails staff, volunteers, and donors for making this inspiring experience possible, and he would like to encourage everyone to apply and/or contribute to the program in whatever way they can. Julien can be reached at julien.cossette.ma [at] gmail.com.