|Adrianne ThatcherRecreation Staff Officer||
Adrianne started working for the U.S. Forest Service in 1987 as a summer seasonal recreation Forestry Technician, working in multiple FS districts along the Eastern Sierra Front from Lee Vining to Lone Pine. She received her permanent appointment in 2004 as the Recreation Manager for the Inyo National Forest based in Mammoth Lakes. In 2009, shortly before Adrianne arrived in Bridgeport as the new Recreation Staff Officer in 2010, Congress created the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area (BWRA) and mandated the U.S. Forest Service to manage the newly designated Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area. Adrianne embarked upon staffing the BWRA and starting a new avalanche center and has never looked back since.
|Ryan LewthwaiteSnowmobile Patroller||
Ryan is this winter's Snowmobile Ranger & Avalanche Specialist for the BWRA. He comes to Brideport from the Chugach and White River National Forests and has 10 years of FS seasonal work at these locations. Prior to working for the FS, Ryan worked snowmaking for Copper Mountain, with 4 of those years as a foreman. He was born and raised in Rome, NY and has a BS in Environmental Science from SUNY Plattsburgh. Ryan has nearly 30 years of ski/snowboard/snowmobile experience in locations all across the U.S. and has his AIARE Level II avalanche certification. In his free time Ryan enjoys splitboarding in the backcountry and mountain biking with his dog Summit.