Upon returning the South, Brenna took an AmeriCorps VISTA position, intent on beginning a corps to offer the corps experience to youth in the region she was raised. Brenna began her conservation career as an AmeriCorps member on a California Conservation Corps, Backcountry Trail crew in 2002. Upon completion of her backcountry season, Brenna’s passions of conservation work and youth development lead her to Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Colorado. During the past ten years she has cultivated her experience through multiple seasons on U.S. Forest Service trail crews, and through holding numerous positions at corps programs. Prior to her commitment to conservation, she attended University of Louisville majoring in Political Science. In her free time, she can be found recreating and exploring with her husband and Kiva Dog.
Sarah entered the conservation world in 2014 as a corpsmember at Southeast Conservation Corps. She has served as both corpsmember and a crew leader. Sarah is a local resident of Chattanooga and a graduate of Sewanee: University of The South. Sarah grew up in southeast Tennessee with a love for mountains and creeks. Sarah loves the corps world for its vast variety of people and energy.
After leaving his job in higher education Aaron literally woke up in the middle of the night with the idea that he needed to serve in an Americorps program. A few months later her was on his was to Escalante, Utah to serve with the Utah Conservation Corps. After that first hard, wet, and cold season cutting Russian Olive, Aaron was hooked on the corps world. He has since spent time with various conservation corps throughout the American Southwest and Alaska. After fighting some wildfire out West, he decided it was time to return to the corps world and, most importantly, spend more time with his dog, Chester. Aaron is way stoked to be living in Chattanooga and working with the Southeast Conservation Corps. Aside from working, Aaron enjoys reading, photography, being a mediocre bike rider, and spending all of his available time with Chester.
Program Officer for arts and culture projects with the Lyndhurst Foundation
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Senior Planner at Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regonal Planning Agency