The featured image for this article is our whole staff: (L-R) Amanda, Jon, Elizabeth, Aaron, Darlene and Olivia – – – continue reading to meet the newest arrivals.
Darlene Driver has been working with us for a little while now, but has not yet had a proper introduction in our newsletter. She is tackling the massive workload of Finances and Administrative Assistant.
Darlene grew up around Waterville and the Wenatchee Valley, and we are happy to have her back. She is currently finishing up a double major at Central Washington University in business administration with a specialization in leadership and management and information technology & administrative management with a specialization in administrative management. She will be graduating summer of 2017, when she will join us full time. Darlene is happy to be working in her home district to assist all the great people here in the Douglas County community.
Aaron Rosenblum joins us as a Natural Resource Specialist. He is leading the Voluntary Stewardship Program for Douglas County, as well as assisting in other FCCD programs.
Aaron was born and raised in the Front Range of Colorado where he learned to appreciate and value the great outdoors at a young age. He earned a B.A. in physical geography from the University of Colorado and a M.N.R.S. in ecological restoration from Colorado State University. Aaron worked in botany for the Bureau of Land Management out of Carson City, NV, and was a botanist and ecologist for a non-profit based in Salmon, ID. These experiences have left him well versed in the sagebrush-step ecosystem found here in Douglas County, and excited to work in such a beautiful part of the country.
Olivia Schilling, the newest addition to our Natural Resource Specialist team, will be coordinating education/outreach as well as assisting in other FCCD programs.
Olivia is originally from the chilly lands of Wisconsin, but has lived out west for the majority of her adult life. She graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia where she focused on ecology and botany. She has mainly worked in positions with a large component of plant identification, but she also has experience and interest in teaching, communication, writing and ecosystem health. Olivia is a recent transplant and is looking forward to getting to know the people and places in this gorgeous area.