Saw a need in improving the quality of life in Truckee Meadows, co-founded a non-profit foundation in 2013 to meet that need and now leads a team of five full-time AmeriCorps members
Lives the mission to raise awareness and appreciation of local parks and to foster stewardship
Started the Student Stewards Program which turns parks within walking distance for schools into learning laboratories; reaching 250 students last school year and on target to triple that outreach this year
Seeks ways to engage Title 1 schools, seniors and other underserved communities