Many of us have what a lot of people would consider to be dream jobs. Sure, work is work, but a lot of what we do revolves on getting people outside. And we get to do a lot of that ourselves, too. 

We're curious how you got started in this great industry. Share your stories with us in the comments below! We'd love to hear how long you've been here, what it took, and why you wanted in.

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