Tucker Szymkowicz

Tucker Szymkowicz

Executive Director Tucker is excited to join the MAI team as its new Executive Director. He has worked in environmental education and nonprofit management for 22 years for organizations such as Outward Bound, Telluride Institute, Telluride Mountain School, Islandwood,...
Mike Gundlach

Mike Gundlach

Interim Operations Director Mike is supporting the MAI team helping manage day-to-day operations with oversight of our facilities, financial management and program support. Mike’s background includes work with AmeriCorps programs, nonprofit management and a variety of...
Sherrie Jackson

Sherrie Jackson

Human Resources & Recruitment Director Sherrie has over twenty five years’ experience recruiting AmeriCorps members and fiscal management: Northwest Service Academy and Confluence Environmental Center. Sherrie enjoys playing hard in the outdoors with her family...
Aaron Stanton

Aaron Stanton

AmeriCorps Program Director Aaron oversees our three AmeriCorps programs: VetsWork Environment, VetsWork GreenCorps and Public Lands Stewards. He has a background in public education administration in Washington and Oregon. In his free time, he enjoys kayaking, kite...
Katie Schmidt

Katie Schmidt

Recruitment Coordinator & Programs Support Katie is responsible for helping applicants find their best fit in our programs. Katie has worked for AmeriCorps programs for 8+ years. Prior to her current role, she was the residential coordinator for an environmentally...
Laura Linn

Laura Linn

Senior Program Coordinator Laura provides support to both our VetsWork participants and partners. Laura’s background in nonprofit management and summer camp programs stem from her past employment with the Friends of the National Zoo and the Cheetah Conservation...
Erica Bingham

Erica Bingham

Land Stewards & VetsWork FireCorps Program Coordinator Erica joined the MAI staff after serving three terms as an AmeriCorps member. She got her start with our Public Lands Stewards (now Land Stewards) program where she served one year as a refuge technician on...
Sarah Fox

Sarah Fox

Sense of Place Host & Curator Sarah Fox comes to MAI as the producer of the podcast Hear in the Gorge and as curator/host of the Sense of Place Lecture Series. Her work has appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) in addition to film and...
Johannah Verhulst

Johannah Verhulst

Johannah provides support to VetsWork participants and partners as a program coordinator. She has worked as a penguin researcher in Argentina and the Galapagos. In 2019, Johannah completed three years of service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia with a focus on...
Ashley Lookenhouse

Ashley Lookenhouse

Summer Camp Manager As the summer camp manager, Ashley works with our youth programming and families to help connect them with the outdoors! Ashley has four years of camp management experience, as well as three years of school programming and leadership. In her free...
Etta Souser

Etta Souser

Outreach Coordinator After completing her Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy, Etta continued on this journey of life and discovered a deep passion for digital design. She uses that love of design to share the endless stories of nature and the great work that Mt....