TSF welcomes two AmeriCorps Members

NEVADA CITY, 19 April 2013 – After several years of working with AmeriCorps Members from partner organizations, The Sierra Fund is excited to invite two members onto our team this year.

Amber Taxiera and Philip Armstrong boost our capacity to serve Sierra communities facing mining proposals, health threats from legacy pollution, and exciting new projects that get people outdoors.  This opportunity is possible through the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership, administered the Sierra Nevada Alliance.

Just last week, we welcomed our two new members into our office as they started their six-month service term:

Amber Taxiera is an organized, committed young woman who brings us several years of experience conducting environmental education while leading and organizing rafting trips for individuals with disabilities at the nonprofit Environmental Traveling Companions.  Amber will lead our outreach program this year as part of our Mining Initiative and the Deer Creek Tribute Trail project here in Nevada City.  Read Amber’s full bio here.

Philip Armstrong brings an exceptional background and skills to our work.  After retiring from EPA Region 9, Philip served a term in the Peace Corps in West Africa, and recently completed his Masters in Planning at University of Southern California.  Philip will assist CEO Izzy Martin and Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan in the research and strategy aspects of our Mining Initiative, as well as assist with our Deer Creek Tribute Trail project.  Read Philip’s full bio here.