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Steven Michael Koster

5115 Suwannee Road


Spring Hill, Florida 34607
(352) 428-7199 smkoster@mail.usf.edu
Objective:

Display my qualifications for the position of Graduate Assistant for Adventure Trips with
USF Outdoor Recreation. Emphasizing my previous outdoor experience, with hopes of
bringing fresh ideas and my own outdoor experiences to the program to help it continue
growing and providing students with memorable, fun, and self-reflective trips.

Experience:
2013-present

Outdoor Recreation Staff- USF Campus Recreation


Outdoor Recreation Center Staff- August 2013-present, Assistant Adventure Trip
Leader- January 2014-August 2014, Adventure Trip Leader- August 2014-present,
Outdoor Recreation Student Supervisor- January 2015-present
Staffing the Outdoor Recreation Center and overseeing the rental of camping
gear, running the Borrow Our Bikes program, and repairing bikes.
Planning, organizing, and leading adventure trips for USF students doing
such activities as backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, and surfing.

June 2013July 2013

Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve, West Virginia- Trek Guide


BSA National Jamboree, Order of the Arrow Trek Guide Staff
Developing and marking trails for use by Boy Scouts.
Leading groups of Boy Scouts on treks along the trails, 10-15 miles, to the
peak.
Staffing activities at peak, such as Highland Games and black powder
ranges.

2012-2013

Resident Assistant- University of South Florida, Housing and Residential


Education
Overseeing residents in Juniper Hall, USF Tampa Campus.
Planning and executing weekly events to promote intentional academic and
social development.

2011-2014

West Central Florida Council Summer Camp Staff- Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Outdoor Skills Area Staff- 2011, Nature Area Director- 2012, Outdoor Skills/New
Camper Area Director- 2013, 2014, Staff Supervisor- 2014
Develop lesson plans and teach merit badge courses for Boy Scout troops.
Plan and lead activities for campers to participate in after class sessions.
Supervise staff members, ensuring they arrive to areas on time, teach
classes, and fulfill their other duties throughout camp.

Education:
2011-present

Achievements:

University of South Florida


Environmental Science Major, Communications Minor
GPA: 3.57
Relevant Coursework: Wetland Environments, GIS for Non-Majors, Karst
Environments, Plant Identification
Eagle Scout- Boy Scouts of America

Steven Michael Koster


5115 Suwannee Road
Spring Hill, Florida 34607
(352) 428-7199 smkoster@mail.usf.edu
USF Outdoor Recreation Employee of the Year- 2014
Florida Bright Futures - Academic Scholars recipient
USF Academic Scholars Award recipient
USF Honors College
Organizations:

Outdoor Club at USF, President, August 2014-April 2015


National Society of Leadership and Success, University of South Florida chapter
Student Environmental Association at USF
BETA Club, Nature Coast Technical High School, President 2010- 2011
National Honor Society, Nature Coast Technical High School, President 2010-2011

Certifications:

Wilderness First Aid Certified- 2014


Advanced Open Water SCUBA Certification- PADI
First Aid, CPR, and AED Certified- 2013
BSA Lifeguard Certified- 2014

Activities:
Fall 2008-Spring 2010

Oakhill Hospital, Brooksville Florida


Volunteer - Discharging patients, transporting labs sample and passing supplies

1998 -Present

Boys Scouts of America


Order of the Arrow: Vigil Honor Member 2013, Lodge Chief 2013, S-4 Section Chief
2013-2014

Hobbies/Interests:

Boy Scouts, camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, running, SCUBA


diving