My name is Ian Dexter. I am 19 and graduated from Bentonville High School in May 2013. I have been a life-long resident of Cave Springs, which I am proud to call home. My favorite qualities of Cave Springs include the small town atmosphere as well as the environmental significance and unique history of Lake Keith located in downtown Cave Springs.
Ian Dexter, Summer Intern with IRWP
In high school, I was an active member in the high school marching band and the Cave Springs 4-H club. My main project in 4-H was environmental stewardship. Through my main project, I served in several community service projects such as road side trash clean ups, recycling projects, and tree planting. The highlight of my project work was being recognized as a State Record book winner in environmental stewardship.
I also held leadership positions in 4-H as a Benton County Teen Leader and as President of Cave Springs 4-H club where I had the opportunity to be a positive role model to younger 4-Hers as well as develop leadership and communication skills. 4-H is also how I became involved with IRWP through community service projects such as tree planting and constructing rain gardens.
Ian and the Cave Springs 4-H Club
Recently, I finished my freshman year at Iowa State University where I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering. My hobbies include outdoor activities like kayaking, mountain biking, and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity at Iowa State. I am excited to be a part of the IRWP team and I am looking forward to working this summer to contribute to my hometown community of Cave Springs.