RESUME + ABOUT
Assistant Superintendent — Kinch Construction. Create construction and SketchUp documents. On-site client liaison and site attendant/manager. Working across language barriers.
Aaron Kinch, VP
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Guest Junior Instructor — West River Sailing Club
Photographer. Wedding, Regatta, and Engagement Photography.
Outdoor Educator — The Key School Lead 7th through 12th graders through week-long outdoor education trips. Assist teachers and students with coursework, interpersonal, and outdoor related skills.
Communications Chair — West River Sailing Club. Led modernization and re-branding of the club through launching partial website replacement, consolidating and formation of an official branding, overhauling advertisements, and creating the identity of a new separate foundation. Overhauling of some club communications, including new fleet messaging and calendar systems to promote activity.
Nolan Stokes, Commodore
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Laser Fleet Captain — West River Sailing Club. Manage the Laser fleet. Includes planning fleet schedule and managing fleet events.
Videographer/Photographer — Studio Collective. Collect and edit video footage to create various medias for Studio Collective.
Racing Captain — Sailing Club at Virginia Tech. Managed rosters, trip planning, team pairings at regattas.
Team Mentor — Lightning Coalition Robotics #9338. Mentoring the robotics team that was the last of three robotics teams I started during high school.
Honorable Mention — Third Year Competition.
In sailing, the first thing you learn is that you will not beat nature, but it will let you work with it. Everything your boat does depends on how you harness nature. Eventually, it is like having conversation with it. I can look at the shoreline understand how the wind will come from it: where it will be, what direction, how strong, etc. There are times that simply observing nature cannot provide answers, which is when I can use the boat as a mediator between us. If nature or I change our actions, the effects are felt in the sails and the movement of the boat — regardless of these actions, I understand through years of sailing that nature ultimately has control of what the boat…
Most of the world’s actions try to control nature. We have created technology to control its’ role in our world, especially when it comes to events like global warming. Yet controlling nature does not work forever, we are losing our future. The world needs to take pride in the future by designing in ways that embrace nature and change. Designers that fight nature are only a short-term solution; those that work with nature create a long-term future.
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