Adam Hestetune is a second-year graduate student in Utah State's Recreation Resource Management program in the Department of Environment and Society. From Burlington, North Carolina, he received his undergraduate degree in Economics (BA) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His undergraduate studies focused on both environmental and statistical applications of economics. Since October 2010, Adam has worked as a Staff Economist for an environmental consulting firm based out of the Research Triangle Park. His professional experience includes working in recreation studies primarily for the purpose of litigation support for Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA). Currently, Adam works as an academic researcher in the Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism at Utah State University under Dr. Jordan Smith. His research interests focus on the impacts of changing ecological conditions to recreation behaviors and demand, specifically in consumptive-based activities. Outside of work and research, Adam enjoys fishing, trail running, skiing, and exploring the Bear River Mountains from Utah to Idaho.