Todd Markey teaches AP Environmental Science, Environmental Science and Chemistry at North Valleys High School and is a member of Envirolution’s Board.
Todd is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York. It was the Boy Scouts that introduced him to the Adirondack Mountains and the love of the outdoors. During his undergraduate work at Syracuse University, Todd worked as an Adirondack hiking and kayak guide. It was through his fellow guides that Todd was introduced to the works of Edward Abbey and Dave Foreman which solidified his dedication to the environmental conservation movement.
After completing his master’s degree in Science Education from SUNY Cortland and teaching high school biology for six years, Todd moved to Reno and has been teaching honors chemistry, environmental science and Advanced Placement environmental science at North Valleys High School for the last 14 years. Todd has been involved with the Desert Research Institute’s Greenpower programs for the last ten years as well as Alliance for Climate Education, Urban Roots, Envirolution, and Project Recharge. Todd was also the first educator to complete University of Nevada, Reno’s Renewable Energy certificate.
When not in the classroom in front of high school students or teaching renewable energy professional development to his fellow teachers, he is usually travelling, hiking, camping or kayaking with his wife Jennifer and two children, Wyatt and Knoxie in the Sierra Nevada or the desert southwest.