2019 Vet Crew from Left: Taylor, Anthony, Jeremy, Adrian, Denise and Dawn

2019 Vet Crew from Left: Taylor, Anthony, Jeremy, Adrian, Denise and Dawn

Meet the Veteran Crew

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.


 
Adrian Bankhead

Adrian Bankhead

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

Jeremy Brands

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

Dawn Montemoiño

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. 

 
DENISE MARSDEN

DENISE MARSDEN

Denise Marsden

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and am honored to have served in the Marine Corps. I was graduated by Texas A&M with a BFA in Art, and love using my photography on hikes. I am currently enrolled in the BAS for Sustainable Practices program at Cascadia Community College. As an intern with the SCD working with the Veterans’ Conservation Corps I am looking forward to gaining more hands on experience with conservation and ecology in the PNW.

 
Anthony davis

Anthony davis

Anthony Davis

I joined the Washington Army National Guard and stayed in for about nine years. I deployed overseas twice to Iraq and participated in ODT Thailand building a school for a small community. Recently I graduated from Alderleaf Wilderness College in Monroe with a certificate in permaculture, Wilderness First Aid, and general Naturalist. I learned how to design permaculture plans, build a fire and start it using friction and wood, track animals and look for signs of animals, ecology of plants and animals. Over the past couple of years I have been seeking answers to major questions that I had in my head and have mostly found the answers. Now I am done seeking and decided that it is now time to get my shoulder to the grindstone and start building something for myself and I thought the Snohomish Conservation District would be a good place to start.