Mike Giapponi

Bethlehem, Connecticut

With the skills I learn at the 2019 International Trails Symposium and Training Institute, I will create trails that will last decades. Currently, I work as the Trails and Preserve Coordinator for Steep Rock Association, a land trust in Connecticut with 40 miles of beautiful multi-use trails. In this role, I maintain, design, and construct trails for hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. ITS will therefore be an invaluable experience, one that will give me the know-how I need to create safer and more sustainable trails for my community.


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