We are grateful for the partnership we have with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. On the first of the month, our third Veterans Conservation Corps Crew began their employment term. Two of the crew members, Chris and Taylor, have returned for another year and we are thankful for their participation and leadership. The other two members are new to the team and bring enthusiasm to the "boots on the ground" work around Snohomish County and on Camano Island.
Sara served in the United States Air Force for five years and was stationed in Dover, Delaware. Afterward, she moved back to Washington where she sought to further her academic career. Last year, she earned a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Restoration Ecology from the University of Washington Bothell. She then started working for King County Department of Natural Resource & Parks as a Farmland Data Specialist, surveying, and mapping agriculture land use and infrastructure throughout King County. She's an avid birder, which makes working outside even more enjoyable. In the near future, she hopes to attend graduate school and to keep working in the environmental field.
Jay has lived in the Pacific Northwest all of his life. He served 4 years in the US Navy. He enjoys being and working outdoors. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, camping, and fishing in the PNW. He also enjoys reading about the history of Washington State and spending time with his two daughters and granddaughter.
Welcome to our team, Sara and Jay!