Staff Spotlight: Brenden Franklin

By Avery McGaha

For today’s Staff Spotlight, we caught up with Brenden Franklin!

Q: What is your position at GRP this Summer?
A: Counselor

Q: How many years have you been at GRP?
A: This will be my first year at GRP.

Q: What are you currently doing?
A: I am working as a marketing and distribution representative for Red bull Europe.

Q: What is your spirit animal and why?
A: A Great Horned Owl because they are often perceived as wise animals; they exude an aura of mystery. Also, they are highly nocturnal, which for the most part I’ve grown to enjoy.

Q: What are you passionate about?
A: I am very passionate about outdoor conservation and protecting it for future generations. I also have passion for capturing the outdoors in both the photographic and drawing mediums.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do outside?
A: Alpine Climbing! The cold air and high altitude just make my day just that much better; I can’t think of a place or a thing I’d rather be doing.

Q: Tell us about your favorite trip/experience.
A: One of my favorite experiences has been climbing up to and exploring the Austrian Ice Cave, Eisriesenwelt, and going sledding up there in July…. Yes July.

Q: Why did you choose to come to GRP this summer?
A: I wanted to come to GRP to have a great summer spreading my love of the outdoors with my fellow counselors and campers!

Q: What is something interesting that happened to you this year?
A: I’ve been living abroad and traveling in Europe!

Q: Where is your favorite place to hike?
A: I particularly like hiking in the Rhone region of the Alps. The jagged peaks and year round ice make for spectacular views and challenging conditions that make it even more fun!

We’re always looking to add qualified, enthusiastic, and adventurous people to our team!
Know someone who would make a great Counselor or Mentor? Send them our way!