Since a 2009 SCA internship at Shenandoah National Park, Don Macänlalay has gone on to do social media for The Nature Conservancy, the largest environmental nonproﬁt in America, and one of the most trusted. He began at their national headquarters in Arlington, VA , focused on Tumblr and Instagram, but soon moved on to managing all social media for their Washington state oﬃce in Seattle.
This year the Northwest Community program is celebrating 30 years of community programming and conservation service to the Puget Sound area. We’re reaching out to our SCA members throughout our history to reconnect and ﬁnd out where they’re at today. This conversation is with Jesse Alton, ‘93-‘96 Seattle Community Program alum and crew leader ‘04.
Jesse is pictured above; 2nd from right with the crew he co-led at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in 2004.
This year the Northwest Community program is celebrating 30 years of community programming and conservation service to the Puget Sound area. We’re reaching out to our SCA members throughout our history to reconnect and ﬁnd out where they’re at today. Our ﬁrst conversation is with Qiana Patterson, ‘93 Seattle Community Program alumna and now Chief Operations Oﬃcer at Edlio, a Los Angeles based educational software platform provider.
Callahan Mayer-Marks is 17 and hails from Tacoma Parks, MD. She served on a community crew last year but ever since her older sister came back from a national crew with some amazing pictures from Oregon, Callahan has wanted to venture further from home. Based on her letter below, this will not be her last SCA experience:
On the third weekend of October of this year, the Outdoor Nation San Francisco Summit brought together young outdoorsmen from all over the US to encourage them to lead their peers off of the couch and into the foliage. SCA’s Alumni Council gathered at the event to play a special role: Highlighting the fact that an active outdoor lifestyle is the perfect precursor to a career in conservation.