2024 VetsWork: Logan Walker

2024 VetsWork: Logan Walker

Hi! My name is Logan Walker. I split my youth between the fields of South Georgia and the Appalachian Mountains. I was always an outdoorsy kid, but my love for the natural environment really took off when I moved to the mountains. I quickly fell into a wonderful group...
2024 VetsWork: Darrell Miller

2024 VetsWork: Darrell Miller

Greeting and salutations, my name is Darrell. I was born in Lawton, OK and spent most my life moving state from state. Before graduating high school, I’d already lived in nine states and attended dozens of different schools. This upbringing gave me an adaptive...
2024 VetsWork: Colton Long

2024 VetsWork: Colton Long

My name is Colton. I grew up in Northern Michigan, so an internship with one of the various locations of the Forest Service in the US felt like a great choice. I was raised to fish and hunt, and time on the water felt right. I was in the medical services while serving...
2024 VetsWork: Carlos Galeano

2024 VetsWork: Carlos Galeano

My name is Carlos Galeano. I am originally from Brooklyn, NY, but I was raised in the vibrant outdoors of Tampa, Florida. While I’ve always been drawn to the city’s energy, my heart belongs to the countryside. Soccer has been my lifelong passion, but I...
2024 VetsWork: Sara-Jo Fegley

2024 VetsWork: Sara-Jo Fegley

My name is Sara-Jo. As a prideful AmeriCorps NCCC class XV alumni, I have direct national community service experience in disaster relief, trail building, and wilderness preservation. Afterward, I enlisted in the PA Army National Guard for 8 years and served on the...
2024 VetsWork: Kathryn Brainerd

2024 VetsWork: Kathryn Brainerd

My name is Kathryn. I grew up in Corcoran, MN with my older brother and twin sister. I was very involved in sports growing up including soccer, basketball, and track. I continued my soccer career through to college. I graduated with a degree in Natural Resources- Park...
2024 VetsWork: Emily Klosterman

2024 VetsWork: Emily Klosterman

I grew up surrounded by the breathtaking natural landscapes of Southeast Alaska, where my love for the outdoors was nurtured from a young age. Exploring the Tongass National Forest, fishing and enjoying the Stikine River, hiking, jet boating, scuba diving, and working...
2024 Land Stewards: JonLuke Mowell

2024 Land Stewards: JonLuke Mowell

Hey y’all! My names JonLuke Mowell and I’m from Myersville, Maryland. My love for nature begins with my home and childhood; my surroundings were farm fields mixing with the Appalachian Mountains. This landscape became the backdrop for my passion in many different...
2024 Land Stewards: Maiya McAuliffe

2024 Land Stewards: Maiya McAuliffe

Hello! My name is Maiya McAuliffe; I am from Tacoma, WA, as well as a recent graduate from Pacific Lutheran University with Bachelors Degree’s in Biology and Hispanic Studies. I have been active outdoors person, whether it’s hiking, backpacking, scuba diving,...
2024 Land Stewards: Aaron Lindsey

2024 Land Stewards: Aaron Lindsey

My name is Aaron Lindsey. I grew up in Maryland in a small town called Hancock. I later moved to Hagerstown. I do not recommend visiting either of these places. I was fortunate enough to have two parents who thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors and consistently took me on...
2024 Land Stewards: William Johnson

2024 Land Stewards: William Johnson

My name is Bill. I grew up in southwest Washington where I spent many of my days in the woods on my family’s timberland. I enjoyed my time in the woods, from Mt. St. Helens to the Cowlitz River, hunting to fishing. I am a hunter, a fisher, a hiker and a logger....
2024 Land Stewards: Nate Jensen

2024 Land Stewards: Nate Jensen

My name is Nate Jensen and I grew up in Salt Lake City, UT at the base of Millcreek Canyon. I am grateful to have grown up in such a beautiful place with the opportunity to explore Utah’s diverse ecosystems. With the Wasatch Mountain range in my backyard and the...
2024 Land Stewards: Alex Cohen

2024 Land Stewards: Alex Cohen

My name is Alex Cohen. I was born just outside of D.C. but moved to the PNW in elementary school and grew up on Bainbridge Island in Washington. I have always been an active person – I played a variety of sports growing up which turned to outdoor recreation as I...
Kirstin Thompson

Kirstin Thompson

VetsWork Program Coordinator Kirstin is an Outdoor Recreation enthusiast with a background in Challenge Course Management and team building. She began her journey at MAI in 2020 as a VetsWork Intern at the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. A former U.S. Coast...