Eli – Invasive Species Technician
Eli is the Invasive Species Technician for StreamTeam. A transplant from Ohio, he graduated from The Evergreen State College and received a Bachelor’s of Science with an emphasis in botany and forest ecology. Prior to serving with StreamTeam, Eli served with the Washington Conservation Corps and traveled the state to assist with restoration projects including invasive Crupina treatments on the slopes of Lake Chelan to woody debris installations in the urban streams of Redmond. On rainy evenings after work you can find Eli frequenting the climbing gyms of Portland and checking the weather forecast for weekend climbing trips. Say hello to him at a volunteer event and share a story or something you are excited about in the natural world.
Hailie – Restoration Events Coordinator
Hailie has been volunteering with StreamTeam since the beginning of 2018 and she completed our Stream Stewards program. Now she has joined our AmeriCorps team as the events coordinator. She is excited for this position because she loves helping to make a positive impact on our environment. Before AmeriCorps, Hailie traveled to Africa to work with the Cheetah Conservation Fund. She also served a mission in Croatia. Hailie graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor’s of Science in wildlife ecology. Her favorite part of school was interning at Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center where she worked with a variety of injured and orphaned wildlife. In her spare time, Hailie is an artist. She enjoys hiking, fishing with her dad and jogging with her Siberian husky. Finally, Hailie is a bit of a book nerd; she reads everything from animal encyclopedias to Harry Potter.
Ariana – Nursery Specialist
As the nursery coordinator for StreamTeam, Ariana is excited to learn how to take care of native plants and how each species functions in plant communities to enhance wildlife habitat.
She grew up hiking and rock-hopping along the beautiful streams of Oregon and Washington. After graduating from Wellesley College in Massachusetts with a degree in environmental studies, she found herself drawn back to the forests and rain of the Northwest. She looks forward to sharing her passion for native plants with school groups and volunteers at planting and potting events. In her free time, she enjoys knitting semi-botanically-accurate flowers and leaves, riding her bike around town, and playing classical music.
Jesse – Education and Outreach Specialist
Jesse is a hometown recruit who grew up in Vancouver. He first got involved in environmental education during high school while interning with the City of Vancouver’s Water Resource Education Center. After receiving his degree in environmental studies from the University of Washington, Jesse decided to return home to serve his community. This will be Jesse’s third AmeriCorps term. He most recently served with the Clark County Green Business Program, where he promoted recycling and composting programs to local restaurants.
An avid angler, Jesse is passionate about salmon and steelhead. He is actively involved in a number of fish conservation groups in Southwest Washington. While serving with CPU’s StreamTeam, he is looking forward to working with volunteers and doing his part to help restore fish habitat in the area.
Kelsey – Restoration Specialist
Kelsey is serving with StreamTeam as the Restoration Specialist. She is originally from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in international environmental Studies and a minor in geography. She also has a Master’s in environmental management and sustainability from St. Edward’s University. Before serving with StreamTeam, she served with a conservation corps in Arizona as a crew member and then an assistant crew leader. While in Arizona, she did trail maintenance, sign installations and invasive species removal at public lands across the state. As a newcomer to the Pacific Northwest, she enjoys exploring the abundance of nature the region has to offer, whether it’s out in the woods or walking around her new city.
Andrew – Monitoring Specialist
Currently serving as the Restoration Monitoring Specialist, Andrew is responsible for long term monitoring, survival monitoring and water quality monitoring for StreamTeam. A Kansas native, he graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s of Arts in environmental studies with a focus in water and soil resources. Prior to joining StreamTeam, Andrew grew to love working in streams working as a researcher for the Kansas Biological Survey where he focused on stream restoration projects. When not spending time with his golden retriever, he spends his time planning future trips outside and skiing the slopes of Mount Hood.