Meet the Veteran Crew

2019 Vet Crew - Jeremy, Adrian and Dawn

2019 Vet Crew - Jeremy, Adrian and Dawn

The Snohomish Conservation District and the Veterans Conservation Corps are excited to partner to bring several internship opportunities to United States military veterans. This crew works with landowners on stormwater resource concerns within urban and residential areas of Snohomish County and Camano Island, and occasionally in other parts of the Puget Sound region.  The main task for this crew is the construction of rain gardens. Other tasks include building rain barrels and habitat restoration projects including planting native species and removing invasive non-native species.

Read more about what it’s like to be on our Vet Crew here. Our new crew has started. Their bios will be on our website soon!


 
Adrian Bankhead

Adrian Bankhead

Jeremy Brands

Jeremy Brands

Dawn Montemoiño

Dawn Montemoiño

Adrian Bankhead

After having lived in southern California for the past 20 years I decided I needed a change. Spending most of my time in the city I felt increasingly disconnected. A deep desire to reconnect with the natural world and honor our environment while giving back, has lead me to Washington State. Veterans Conservation Corps has given me the opportunity to fulfill the desires I set out to achieve. 


Jeremy Brands

My name is Jeremy; I recently moved to Washington from SW Minnesota. I've spent approximately the past 6 years in school and recently earned an M.S. in Political Science. While in the Navy I was stationed in Japan. My hobbies include outdoor activity such as hiking, biking, and kayaking. As an intern with S.C.D. working on the Veteran Crew I'm eager to learn more about and participate in conservation practices and the environment as well as expand personally and professionally alongside fellow veterans.

 
 
 

Dawn Montemoiño

I'm a United States Army Veteran. I've served during the Persian Gulf & Desert Storm wars, and continue to serve my nation, and community in homeless ministry. I have my diploma in Forestry Conservation, but have been an herbalist since I was 13 yrs old, specializing in medicinal botany. I am a wilderness survival Boy Scout leader. I'm a Wildland Firefighter II. I'm currently trying to get my EMT/Paramedic. In my spare time I love hiking, camping, movies with my sons, and listening to a good book while I work-out, or clean. In the future I hope to acquire my helicopter pilot license.