Hard work is driven by the skill and energy of VYCC Crew Leaders.

VYCC carefully selects young leaders that ensure the safety of fellow crew members, effectively manage projects to meet the expectations and deadlines of project sponsors, and build a positive crew community that reflects VYCC’s values.

Meet the individuals who have dedicated themselves to completing vital conservation projects in 2021!

Have any questions? Contact our Conservation Crew Leader Supervisor, Pilar!

Mariah Flanagan – Parks Restoration Crew

Mariah is passionate about the outdoors.  This includes camping, hiking, kayaking and in all the wilderness. Mariah graduated with an associates degree in Environmental Science and a degree in Animal Conservation and Care. Mariah’s internship at the VYCC farm taking care of the animals later brought her back to the conservation side working as a Crew Leader for 3 years. Mariah has also worked as a Para-educator with students with autism, down syndrome, and learning disabilities. And coached both girls and boys soccer teams.  
Mariah enjoys different projects, learning new skills, and the challenges that VYCC provides. VYCC has shown her that working inside was not for her, rather working with Crew Members and being outside on projects is where she needs to be. 

Pronouns: She/Her

Lauren Forgione & Hannah Corbin – Womxn Crew

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Sam Spence – Trail Crew

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Angelo Trevisani & Celia Child – Bridge Crew

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Cece Roth-Eagle & Sable Huntsman – Queer Crew

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Caroline Mertz & Mac Bentley – Water Quality Crew

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Gray Goodman – Forestry Crew

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Helen Killian & Demery Coppola – Water Chestnut Crew

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Dakota Fillion – Build Crew

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Lauren Schelling & David Richard – Campus Crew

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Sawyer Connolly & Katie Reidinger

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