Certifications: AIARE (Avalanche Safety) Level 1, Eagle Scout
Areas of Expertise: Backcountry Skiing, Backpacking, Mountain Biking , Photography/Videography
Hobbies/Interests: Kayaking, Running, Outdoor Hammock Napping
Throughout his entire life, Noel has always found joy in always being outside and “on the move”. Before Noel had reached kindergarten, the Berry family had jumped between New York City, England, France, inland New York State and finally settled in Westport, CT — a beachy residential area. Sheltered from the outdoors while in deep suburbia, the local Boy Scouts program was young Noel’s saving grace. With a crew of “outdoorsy” guys and tenured leaders, Noel was immediately reeled into a steady flow of adventure all throughout the North East, escaping his suburban entrenchment. Whether backpacking the Appalachian trail, whitewater rafting Pennsylvania rivers, receiving avalanche safety certification in the Argentinian Andes, camping in dangling hammocks, skiing the Green Mountains of Vermont or embarking on other adventures, Noel valued all the times spent with friends and family in the outdoors.
As a High Schooler, Noel discovered photography/videography and instantly became OBSESSED with camera tech and the wizardry of DSLR photos/videos. Since then, he has towed his (ugh, reaaaaaaallyreally heavy) camera great lengths hoping to capture funky images of his life to share with friends/family — or just for his own keepsake. You can follow him on Instagram (@noelberry), at vimeo.com/noelberry , or through flickr.com/noel_berry .
This past January (as a Spring-admit!), Noel boarded his flight to LA with boots on his back, a ski bag in tow and mountain bike boxed up in pieces — he’s waaaaaaaay out of CT now. At USC, Noel plans to major in Communications (with a minor in Cinematic arts!!), write/photograph for the Daily Trojan, participate in USC’s different environmentally focused initiatives and lead trips for SC OUTFITTERS.
Come hike, mountain bike, ski, photograph and explore “the new frontier” (California) with me! It’ll be fun, and maybe you’ll get a profile picture out of it? Tbd.