Walter J. Flint

email: walter@walterflint.com
personal website: www.walterflint.com

 

Experience:

 

2013 to 2016: Delaware Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Yosemite, CA

Manager: Tuolumne Meadows Mountaineering Sport

*Manage outdoor and mountain sports based retail operation.

*Petroleum fuel sales ensuring state and federal compliance laws.

*Climbing and backpacking guide service.

 

2001 to present: Walter Flint Photography, Yosemite, CA

Self employed: Professional Photographer and Guide

*Contract employee and consultant to Yexplore, a photographic guide service.

*Guide park visitors in all aspects of outdoor photography & interpretive education.

*Design graphic art and provide photographic images for printed & web- based collateral advertising.

 

2007 to 2008: Yosemite Mountaineering School and Guide Service, Yosemite National Park, CA
Assistant Manager
*Manage a staff of 30 climbing and hiking guides.
*Manage all revenue, scheduling and payroll.
*Design and implement backpacking and hiking programs.
*Train and mentor guide staff in interpretive skills and communication.

 

2003 to 2007: The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, CA
Staff Photographer
*Teach photography at all levels to park visitors.
*Lecture on Ansel Adams life and his photography.
*Provide Interpretive information on park history, geology, flora and fauna.
*Retail and Fine Print Sales in the Gallery.

 

2003 to 2004: Delaware Parks  and Resorts at Yosemite, Yosemite National Park, CA
Marketing Communications Coordinator
*Design Sales and Marketing Collateral.
*Photograph products and services for company collateral..
*Write and implement web page updates.

 

2000 to 2002: Delaware Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Yosemite National Park, CA
Semi Truck Driver

 *Load truck, haul freight and deliver to Fresno, CA and all Yosemite locations.

 *Drive shuttle buses when needed.

 

1997 to 2000: Delaware Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Yosemite National Park, CA
Tow Truck Operator

 *Perform all aspects of assisting and retrieving disabled vehicles.

 *Calculated and collected payments for towing services.

 *Provide minor roadside mechanical work.

 *Perform some mechanical maintenance and repair on fleet vehicles as needed.

 

1991 to 1993: Yosemite Park & Curry Co, Badger Pass Ski Resort, Yosemite National Park, CA

Ski Lift Operations Manager
*Direct supervision of all ski area employees involved in chairlift,   snow grooming  and maintenance operation.
*Training, scheduling, payroll.

 

1988 to 1991: Yosemite Mountaineering School and Guide Service, 

Yosemite National Park, CA
Climbing Guide/Instructor

*teach basic, intermediate, and advanced rock climbing skills and techniques.

*lead private guided climbing.

*lead overnight and multi-day backpacking trips.

 

1989 to 1991: Yosemite Park & Curry Co, Badger Pass Ski Resort, Yosemite National Park, CA

Ski Area Snow Groomer

*Drive and operate Kassborher Pisten Bully snow grooming machines while grooming ski area downhill runs and cross country diagonal striding tracks and skating lanes.

 

1985 to 1989: Yosemite Mountaineering School and Guide Service, 

Yosemite National Park, CA
Nordic Ski Instructor / Guide

*teach track, skating, and nordic downhill skiing

*Guide overnight hut ski trips and multi-day trans-sierra snow camping ski  traverses.

 

1986 to 1993: Yosemite Park & Curry Co, Yosemite National Park, CA
Public Transportation Dispatcher
*designed and implemented timetables for for public bus service.
*scheduling and supervision of 45 employees.
*inspection liaison between the National Park Service and YP&C Co.

 

1985 to 1986: Yosemite Park & Curry Co, Yosemite National park, CA
Tour Guide

*Educate park visitors on the natural history, geology, flora, and fauna of  Yosemite National Park.

 

Publishing and Client List:

Alpinist Magazine

The Sierra Club

M.C.A. Music Corporation of America

Johnson Controls Inc.

Yosemite Park and Curry Company

Delaware Parks and Resorts at Yosemite

Outdoor Photographer Magazine

Impact Photographic U.S.A.

Pomegranate

Chockstone Press

Falcon Guides

YExplore L.L.C.

 

Education:

DEC 1996 Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO
A.A.S  Associate of Applied Science in Professional Photography
*Graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.35.
*Presidents and Deans List 1994-95-96.
*Inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Scholastic Order.