Diana Hernandez
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Location: Tempe, AZ, United States
School: Northern Arizona University
Major: Park and Recreation Management

Diana Hernandez

L Diana Hernandez
2040 S. Rural Rd. Unit C, Tempe, Arizona 85282
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Education:
2014 – 2016
Graduated Bachelor's Degree in Park and Recreation Management emphasis in Outdoor Leadership and Education, Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona. Graduation May 2016. GPA 3.7

2012-2014
Graduated with highest distinction Associates in Applied Science in Park and Recreation Management, Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Arizona. GPA 4.0

1997-1998
Graduated, Financial Services from Arizona Institute of Business and Technology, Phoenix, Arizona. GPA 4.0

Work History

2012 – Present Private Guide Epic Private Journeys San Diego, CA
• Empowered to work with VIP clients to ensure safety, create meaningful, memorable experience through interpretation or local history, geography, flora/fauna, native peoples and Leave No Trace while providing a luxury experience.

2012 – Present Team Building Facilitator One Day Adventures Scottsdale, AZ
• Facilitated actives for corporate, non-corporate and private groups to accomplish desired group goals.

2012 – Present Team Building Facilitator Rappel Arizona Phoenix, AZ
• Assist in the safe execution of guiding participants through challenge course: Trust fall, zip line, rappelling, climbing to meet clients expected goals.

2012 – Present Team Building Facilitator Educational Endeavors Scottsdale, AZ
• Facilitated activates and challenge course events for schools and corporations to strengthen team work, independent leaving and growth.

2015 – 2016 Guide/Sherpa Discovery Treks Flagstaff, AZ
• Providing guidance and support to participants with equipment and with meaningful experience through interpretation and educating in history, geography, flora/fauna, geology and native people while teaching about respect for environment through Leave No Trace Principles.

2014 – 2016 Staff NAU Outdoor Adventures Flagstaff, AZ
• Demonstrate myself in the mission and vision of NAU through role modeling. Managed administrative tasks such as registration, payments, rentals, inventory, written & verbal correspondence with participants. Assigned trip leader for land based expeditions.

2014 – 2016 Challenge Course Facilitator NAU Outdoor Adventures Flagstaff, AZ
• Facilitate activities and challenge course events for school, private and corporate groups.

2014 – 2016 Challenge Course Facilitator Rotary Club Heber, AZ
• Role model to high school youth and responsible for assisting children with safety, moral support to overcome fears and in navigation of climbing wall, high tower and zip line.

2013 – 2014 President - Scottsdale Community College Outdoor Adventure Club
• Planned, prepared and organized on campus awareness events, off campus day hikes, backpacking trips, club meetings, fund raising, treasurer and educated members on Leave No Trace ethics.

2012 – 2013 Vice President - Scottsdale Community College Outdoor Adventure Club
• Planned, prepared and organized on campus awareness events, off campus day hikes, backpacking trips, club meetings, fund raising, treasurer and educated members on Leave No Trace ethics.

Volunteer Experience
• 300+ hours worked building and maintaining single track, multi-purpose use trails with Volunteers for Outdoors AZ, Arizona Wilderness Coalition, REI, NFS, and assisted in “Closing the Gap” with the Arizona Trail Association.
• 8 hours volunteer work with Lost Our Homes Pet Rescue

Professional Organizations
• Arizona Trail Association
• National Park and Recreation Association

Certifications/Awards
• Wilderness First Responder Expires: April 2017
• Leave No Trace Master Educator 2015
• Challenge Course Facilitator Training 2014
• Outdoor Leadership Certification 2015
• Recipient of the Peace Surplus/Chatinsky Scholarship 2015-2016
• Recipient of the CR Krimminger Scholarship 2016-2016
• Arizona Trail steward for 30 mile passage; 19 a,b,c,d,e & f.
• Graduated Scottsdale Community College with Honors and Phi Theta Kappa Honors 2014
• Northern Arizona University Phi Theta Kappa member and Deans List 2014-2015
• Awarded 3rd place in Jeremy Scott Fitness Transformation Contest

Special Skills
• Bilingual English/Spanish
• 12 years prior experience in financial services, banking, payroll, human resources and administrative setting. Resume available upon request

Interests
• Past times include backpacking, hiking, biking, kayaking, exercising, traveling, fine dining, art, photography, spending time with my family and dogs while continuing my pursuits of living and learning.

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