Scotty ScheuScotty Scheu is a true explorer, even in his own backyard, the California foothills. “Having lived here for 25 years,” he says, “I constantly discover new things here, be it a plant I’ve never seen before in the woods, a bird I spot on the river that sends me rushing for my guide book when I get home, or climbing up a tributary creek that I’ve never explored.” Outside of the Gold Country, Scotty’s favorite adventure was “getting lost by myself in El Salvador’s small beach towns, stuffed into a chicken bus with 40 students and exchanging English and Spanish words, all the while knowing that wherever the bus stopped next there’d be great surf, delicious pupusas, and friendly people.” In addition to exploring new places, Scotty loves playing and recording music, storytelling, cooking, and gardening.

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