Originally from New England, Quinn moved to New Mexico in 2021. He studied Earth Science & Psychology at Wesleyan University while guiding backpacking trips in the summers. After graduating, Quinn worked on a therapeutic ranch in Colorado before heading back east to work as the Assistant Director of Trip Planning & Logistics at Overland Summers, the company he led trips for as a college student. Whether in the field or managing from an office, Quinn’s work has been centered around young people spending time outdoors in a group environment and the positive growth that comes from those experiences. When not working, he can be found having fun outside and eating as much New Mexican food as possible.
Quinn Mendelson, Middle Rio Grande Conservation Program Manager