Stream Team Assistant, YCC Crew Leader
Having spent much time in Colorado and Utah, Markus brought his outdoor-loving spirit to our WEN programs. Over summer 2018 he was a Crew Leader for Youth Conservation Corps and continues to volunteer with us to monitor Rattlesnake Creek and engage youth in the School Stream Monitoring program.
YCC Crew Leader
Carter is passionate about creating environmental stewards through outdoor engagement! She has extensive backcountry and camping experience, and prioritizes preparedness and safety through organized work spaces. In addition, she’s Wilderness Advanced First Aid Certified! You can now find Carter working with Montana Conservation Corps.
Natalie grew up exploring on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT and has always maintained a special connection to water. She moved to Montana four years ago to pursue her Bachelors degrees in Environmental Studies and Resource Conservation with a minor in Arabic studies. She joined the WEN team in the summer of 2017 as the YCC co-crew leader. She brought her passion for working with children and connection to the outdoors to her work with WEN in continuing the mission of bringing kids to the river!
Rebecca (Becca) Paquette served as WEN’s incredible program coordinator for three years. She brought new program ideas, organization of our gear and office and, most importantly a keen sense of humor to meetings and volunteer gatherings. We want to thank Rebecca for all of her work with WEN. She shared her unparalleled enthusiasm and spirit while engaging in all of her endeavors with WEN. Having Becca on our team made things go very smoothly. In her time with WEN she led countless students and adults alike out to the river to explore and learn! Rebecca departed WEN to return to college for her Master’s degree, a fond farewell from everyone here at WEN!
Jeremy Brooks served as our Stream Team coordinator for three consecutive years. His invaluable leadership during his time with WEN will not be forgotten. Jeremy is now pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Idaho.
Cassie is a recent graduate of Economics and Creative Writing at the University of Montana. A lover of water and mountains, Missoula was a piece of home away from her Puget Sound home. She aims to bring awareness to environmental issues through her writing and outdoor involvement with WEN. In her time with WEN, Cassie took photographs and wrote stories for the WEN. Cassie continues to volunteer with WEN between her masters program.
Madeline Wilber is a senior studying Resource Conservation at the University of Montana. Madeline is originally from the Black Hills of South Dakota where she fell in love with nature. You can find her hiking, camping, snowboarding and painting outside. Through her time at WEN she expresses her love for natural science education and working with children. This summer she worked with the Youth Conservation Corps crew and assisted different WEN school programs.
Sylvia is working on a Master’s in Environmental Studies with an Education focus at the University of Montana. She wants to learn how citizen science projects and other place-based instruction can be applied to science education in schools. Before coming to Missoula, Sylvia received a B.A. in Environmental Science from Colby College, then worked as a Lead Instructor at Teton Science Schools in Jackson, Wyoming. Sylvia loves mountains; in her spare time she watercolors and runs on them, skis up and down them, and climbs on the prettiest rocks she can find.
Stream Team Coordinator
Daniel Wight is a senior studying Environmental Science and Geoscience at the University of Montana Western. Daniel has lived in Montana his whole life and is no stranger to its natural beauty. His love for the outdoors grew into a passion to pursue conservation professionally. His other fascinations in life include fishing, hiking, snowboarding, and of course playing in Montana’s creeks. He is currently working with WEN to collect stream data and educate the public about watershed health importance.
Kyra Searcy joined WEN as a senior at UM majoring in Resource Conservation with minors in International Development Studies and Wilderness Studies. Kyra is originally from the mountains of Colorado, but came to Montana for the College of Forestry and Conservation. The Wilderness and Civilization program through the Wilderness Institute on campus is how she got connected with the Watershed Education Network. Through her work at WEN she hopes to bring wild places to the youth and adults of Missoula through field education and citizen science.
Eli assisted WEN on field trips and classroom visits this spring and early summer. Of good spirit and a hard worker, Eli’s dependability ensured that many field trips to rural schools, Fish Week, and spontaneous programs succeeded. Originally from Spain, Eli is currently studying Primatology at UM.