AmeriCorps Alums Local Leadership Award

Montana alums

The Montana AmeriCorps Alums chapter held nominations and recognized outstanding alums for their continued commitment to bring people together and strengthen our communities.

The table below lists the alums that were awarded, when they served, and how they continue to impact their community today.

Congrats to the 20th Anniversary AmeriCorps Alums Local Leadership Award winners!

Nia Vestal1998Montana Conservation Corps-Crew Member Montana Conservation Corps Crew Leader Troy, MTLibby SchoolsTeacher
Matt Bowser1999Montana Conservation Corps Crew LeaderMontana Conservation Corps Crew Leader Troy, MTFormerly Yellowstone NP Trails. Kootenai NF Trails now exploring Masters Programs Pursuing Graduate Degree
AdamPaugh2000Montana Conservation Corps Crew LeaderColumbia Falls, MT Quadrocopter Co-owner, Founder
Paul Travis 2001Montana Conservation Corps Columbia, Falls Flathead Land Trust Executive Director
ShannonStober2003Prevention Resource Center, Department of Health & Human Services2004 - VISTA Leader, Prevention Resource CenterBozeman, MT Montana Conservation CorpsProgram Manager
Shannon Freix 2005Montana Conservation Corps Missoula, MTMontana Wilderness AssociationContinental Divide Trail Program Coordinator
Kyle Carlson2006Montana Conservation Corps-Crew Member Montana Conservation Corps Crew Leader Lakeside. MTUSFS Swan Lake Mission Mtns Wilderness, & Tamarack Brewing Ranger & Brewer
AbigailZent2007VISTA - DPHHS Prevention Resource Center 2007 - VISTA Leader, DPHHS Prevention Resource CenterHelena, MTPrevention Resource Center, Montana Department of Health and Human ServicesVISTA Grant Coordinator
Jill Washburn2008Montana Campus Compact Campus Corps Rocky Mountain College2010-2012 MTCC Rocky Mountain College & Montana Red CrossBillings, MTRocky Mountain CollegeCommunity Service Coordinator
DonnaYouker2008Montana Conservation Corps-Crew Member Montana Conservation Corps Crew Leader Bozeman Yellowstone NP Backcountry Trails CrewNPS Park Ranger
Wendy Jeschke2009Montana Campus Compact Campus Corps Flathead Valley Community College 20092010-2011:Montana Campus Compact Campus Corps Flathead Valley Community CollegeKalispell, MT Flathead Community CollegeService Learning/ AmeriCorps Coordinator
SandraCain2009Montana Campus Corps MissoulaBillings, MT Alliance Yellowstone County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)Program Manager
Todd Hunkler 2009Energy Corps with NCAT Program staff for Energy Corps 3 years, 2 years with NAHN managing AmeriCorps MTCC and NCCC Butte, MTNational Affordable Housing NetworkConstruction Project Manager
Natasha Hegmann2011VISTA FoodCorps/NCATFoodCorps AmeriCorps 2012-2013Missoula, MT University of Montana Garden Manager
VeronicaWilleto2011Helena/VISTA School of Promise, 3 years2012 AmeriCorps VISTA PRC Schools of Promise Pryor, MT Plenty Coups High School21 Century After School Program Coordinator
JonStephani 2011Montana Campus Compact Corps Member - University Western Montana Dillon AmeriCorps Team Leader Dillon (College Access) He was the model for MTCC GradMattersMissoula, MT Montana Campus CompactVISTA Program Coordinator
JimDyson2012Montana Conservation Corps-Veterans Green Corps MemberMontana Conservation Corps Veterans Green Corps Crew Leader 2013-2014Belgrade, MTMontana Conservation Veterans Green CorpsVeterans Crew Leader
Charles "Roch"Turner2013Montana Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA/Bitterroot College University of MontanaUS Navy Hamilton, MTThe Greater Ravalli Foundation & Bitterroot College University of Montana Director of TGRF and Program & Workforce Programs Manager
SamanthaVernon2013AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps 2013AmeriCorps VISTA-Veterans Services ( Homelessness) Billings, MTBillings Metro VISTA Project AmeriCorps VISTA, Veterans Services
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