Meet the Crew
October 2019 marked the beginning of the new Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crew year. The Snohomish Conservation District has been partnering with the WCC since 2013 to contract a 6 person crew to implement riparian restoration projects and construct rain gardens throughout Snohomish County.
The WCC is a state-wide job training program for young adults aging from 18-25, and military veterans of all ages, that provides hands on experience in the environmental field. These corps members are AmeriCorps volunteers that receive an education award upon finishing their year of service. They can either use this award to attend an accredited post-high school institution, or pay on their school loans if they have already completed a program.
These 6 corps members will be out in the wet, cold, and windy weather all winter planting several of the Snohomish Conservation Districts stream restoration projects. By the end of next September, they will have contributed to over 20 acres of riparian planting and invasive maintenance, as well as constructed 15-20 rain gardens throughout Snohomish County. The WCC is a great program for young adults interested in the environmental field, and the Snohomish Conservation District is proud to be partnering with them to accomplish its urban and habitat projects.
Kelli Sheldon, Crew Supervisor
My name is Kelli and I am the crew supervisor. I have a degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. As a Washington native, I grew up learning about and loving salmon which has inspired me on my career path. When I’m not out restoring salmon habitat you can find me hanging out with my one year old nephew or hunting Bigfoot.
Bethany McAuliffe, Assistant Crew Supervisor
My name is Bethany and I am from Seattle, WA, but I am currently living in Marysville. I have dual Bachelors of Art degrees in Wildlife Ecology and Anthropology with a minor in Forestry from Washington State University. I love restoration work and hope to continue pursuing my passions in field work. I also love making people laugh and playing cribbage. GO COUGS!
Carson Kogut, Corps Member
My name is Carson, but you can call me Pickle Boi because I’m always eating pickles. I recently moved to Washington from Chicago, Illinois. The beautiful scenery and mountains are what brought me to the Pacific Northwest. I love hiking and doing my part to help the environment. I also love edgy memes and savage raccoons.
Danielle Allen, Corps Member
Hello, my name is Danielle and I prefer she/her pronouns. I was born in Arizona, raised in Utah, and finally settled down in Washington. Just this past year I graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelors in Natural Resource Management. I enjoy this work because it offers me a chance to experience the outdoors and take a hands-on approach to solving environmental dilemmas!
Devin “Hot Sugar” Glover, Corps Member
I’m Devin and I love gardening and caring for animals. I’ve built many gardens and used to work at a dog daycare. Now I spend my days saving baby trees and planting native plants for the WCC. I really love my job because it gives me a chance to give back to the planet in a positive and productive way. I’m also a Dungeon Master and a level 11 Druid.
Julia DeRocher, Corps Member
I am from Bothell, WA and I have a Bachelors in Science in Environmental Science from Simon Fraser University. I have always loved the outdoors so I am super excited to work in restoration and hope to develop a career in it. Some of my favorite things are The Beatles, lemurs, and traveling to National Parks.
Celia Thurman - Corps Member
Hello, my name is Celia and I have my degree in Biology from Cal Poly University. I recently moved back to the Seattle area after spending a year teaching middle school science in Thailand. I'm enjoying spending my days outside among our rad native plants while planting baby trees. In my free time, I like to hike, travel and snuggle my puppies.