Snohomish County AmeriCorps Program

Thanks to our 2009-2010 Recovery Act AmeriCorps Team

Energy Efficiency Team:

WSU Extension Snohomish County

Dolores- I am passionate about continual learning and community service. A fulfilled life involves serving one's community, encouraging others' personal growth and expanding one's positive experiences. As an AmeriCorps member, I am able to satisfy those passions. Serving with the Carbon Masters Program at WSU Extension, I will develop curricula, train and supervise volunteers on climate change and mitigation/adaptation strategies to reduce energy consumption. I also teach graduate classes in organizational leadership for Chapman University, and am working toward a Doctorate degree in Human and Organizational Systems.

Snohomish County Weatherization Program

Eric- In the past I have served in the US Navy as a boatswainsmate on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. I have worked at many jobs since then, the most recent being Genie Industries. I spent nine years there working my way up from the shop floor to becoming a service technician. I lost my job due to the economic downturn and am currently seeking a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at the International Academy of Design and Technology. I joined AmeriCorps to help my community that is in need during these troubled economic times.

Randy- I enjoy assisting people that may need guidance or support and I decided to join AmeriCorps because I consider myself a born leader and as a leader I feel that I must meet certain obligations in my community. I also feel that the lessons I have learned throughout my life may benefit others with their lives. People have constantly told me that I should consider pursuing a career which involves helping others. I feel that through my service as an AmeriCorps member, I will have the opportunity to do exactly that. In my off time I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and performing my duties as a Deacon in my church. I also enjoy watching sports such as soccer, baseball, hockey and football. My hobbies include bowling, building computers, and assisting others with planning for retirement.

Housing Hope

Jana- I am 29 and am currently going to school to be a teacher. I have just finished my Associates Degree at Everett Community College and will be transferring to Western Washington University in the winter to work towards my Bachelors in Education. I love to learn and help, which makes me a great fit for this AmeriCorps program. I have spent my life finding ways to give back to the community and I am so passionate about it that I have passed that love to my 9 year old daughter. We spend our walks with our dog picking up trash in the community and are always joining events in the community. Other things I enjoy doing are hiking, biking and rockhounding. We are a very active family and love to be in nature.

Brandy- As a member of the Snohomish County Recovery Act AmeriCorps Team, I look forward to giving back to the same community that has greatly enriched my own life. Over the next 10 months I will be working with the incredible individuals at Housing Hope on their Self Help project helping families achieve self-sufficiency through home ownership. I have been blessed with a beautiful daughter and loving, supportive family and friends that I cherish. Spending time with them, being outdoors whenever possible and capturing the many precious moments we shareon film and turning them into keepsakes are just a few of the many things I enjoy doing in my free time.

Sound Solutions Team:

Volunteers of America

Charlene- I have worked in customer service for many years and I like people. Like many of the clients I will be serving with AmeriCorps, I too have received help from my community. My philosophy is that you don’t keep good things unless you give back. Through my position with Volunteers of America, I plan to improve my data collection and computer skills. In my spare time, I spend time with my family and enjoy reding history. I look forward to enhancing my education and eventually working in the field of drug and alcohol counseling.

Evon- I am grateful to my parents for instilling in me at an early age the importance of service and giving back to my community. As a mother of two, I have volunteered countless hours at elementary schools, churches, and youth camps. I have been given this amazing opportunity as an AmeriCorps member to share my knowledge, skills, and passions, and to restore hope throughout the community. As of today, I had an Associate of Arts and Science degree at Shoreline Community College. Also, I have a medical office certificate from Edmonds Community College. When I am not busy working or volunteering, I like to swim, play basketball, and take walks.

Kim- At 40 you’d think I know what I want to be when I grow up. In my younger days I managed a pizza restaurant and went to school to be a medical secretary. But then I had four kids… I’ve spent most of my adult life reliving my childhood and being a stay at home mom. When I wasn’t cleaning house or paying bills I was playing. Instead of working I spent my time running to practices, games, and teaching Sunday school. My kids are my life and I’m proud to be their mom my husband isn’t so bad either. It’s all about family. I’ve had my share of fun now and am ready to get back into the work-force. So thank you Americorps for this opportunity.