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 youth programs. In his free time Mike enjoys hiking, mountain biking and camping.
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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 and passionately watching soccer wherever she can.
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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 boarding, hiking and hanging with his wonderful wife Katie.
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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 focused AmeriCorps Program. In her free time, Katie enjoys outings with her family to geocache sites throughout the country.
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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 Fund.
In her free time, Laura enjoys volunteering with other community focused organizations and hiking.
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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 Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, and two years in a dual role driving MAI’s public outreach while coordinating wilderness projects for the Mt. Adams Ranger District of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. She served as MAI’s outreach coordinator for two years, and in 2021 transitioned to a new role as program coordinator.
Erica enjoys roller skating, mountaineering, cross-country skiing, and baking.
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VetsWork Program Coordinator
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 agriculture. She is passionate about education, conservation, and community development.
In her free time, Johannah enjoys hiking, knitting, learning about medicinal plants, and growing plants.
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Lacey comes to MAI with a background in small business ownership and management. She is committed to supporting the mission and growth of the Institute.
In her free time, she enjoys trail running, woodworking and adventures with her family, especially outdoors.
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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. Adams Institute is doing to bring people closer to it!
When Etta is not outside or in front of her computer, she’s learning new things, having adventures, and living in the present!
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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 audio stories for businesses, non-profits, governmental agencies, and individuals.
Sarah’s audio/video stories have included wide-ranging topics like tribal fishing, Woody Guthrie, avant-garde art, vegan trailblazers, and river restoration.
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