Lenny joined the [HS]2 team in 2018 and is thrilled to be coming back as a music teacher and third-year cohort lead. Lenny graduated from CRMS in 2012, before moving to Tacoma, WA to pursue his BA at the University of Puget Sound. After graduating he worked in sustainable construction and architectural salvage which inspired him to return to school to study environmental sociology. His MA thesis was actually sparked by a discussion with [HS]2 students about the perceived appropriateness of music in natural spaces – opening up questions about how meanings invested in different geographies influence our interactions with other people and the environments we pass through. Currently, Lenny is a Doctoral Student in Natural Resource Sociology at Utah State University, where his research examines the human dimensions of rivers and watershed management in the intermountain west. Specifically, his ongoing research projects include an examination of the social-ecological dimensions of river organizations, as well as a stakeholder priority alignment assessment in the Santa Fe River Watershed. Outside of academia, Lenny has been an avid musician since taking guitar lessons with George Weber as a kid and continuing his training with George throughout his time at CRMS. After moving to the Pacific Northwest Lenny began regularly recording and performing, and secured research funds to examine the cultural industries and production of Hip-Hop in Indonesia, Cuba, and Argentina. Since finding his way back towards the Rocky Mountains, Lenny has found the space to workgroups of extremely talented blues, folk, and rock musicians at a Utah-based venue and recording studio where he serves as the house emcee and assistant sound engineer.
In the free time he finds, Lenny is still a Colorado kid at heart, always looking for opportunities to fly-fish, raft, rock climb, mountain bike, and ski. He is extremely excited to return to the Roaring Fork Valley and spend another summer with his beloved [HS]2 family.