Skills: Knowledge of various invasive plant removal techniques, knowledge of plant monitoring techniques, experienced in water quality monitoring, community outreach and environmental education.
Fun Fact: Fluent in Spanish, used to live in New Jersey, completed two AmeriCorps service terms and I like to hike and explore new nature areas.
Daniel grew up in New Jersey and just recently moved to California to work for the CCRCD as an EcoSteward Conservation Technician. He graduated from Stockton University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Since graduating from college, Dan has been involved with numerous environmental restoration projects, environmental education, and community outreach. His previous working experiences includes interning at a USFW National Wildlife Refuge through an internship program with a non-profit organization called Hispanic Access Foundation. He has completed two Americorps term services: one as a New Jersey Watershed Ambassador in New Jersey and one as a Lead Wetland Restoration Technician with Truckee Meadows Park Foundation in Nevada. Dan's other areas of interest include water quality and stormwater management.
Skills: Plant identification, scientific plant monitoring, invasive plant removal, and writing.
Fun Fact: Keeps over 200 potted plants and 125+ species of plants in the relatively small garden of my rental house. It's packed!
Evan is an avid birder, botanist, and hiker. Before joining the CCRCD, he worked as the foreman of a permaculture landscaping company, as an ecological consultant for public works projects in the East Bay, and as a Conservation and Land Management intern with the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska. Evan majored in Organismal Biology and Ecology at Colorado College. Working with the Chicago Botanic Gardens, he wrote an extensive thesis based on his research on the floral preferences of native bees in Arizona. Evan wrote a research paper on how west African mangroves act as fish nurseries, and this paper was published in the scientific journal Regional Studies in Marine Science.
In the afternoons and on the weekends, Evan pursues his artistic interests of stained glass, ceramics, and the saxophone. Whenever possible, Evan chooses to ride his bike around town. After traveling a combined 10,000 miles from Maine to Seattle, across Alaska, and through much of Mexico on his bicycle, he has decided that two wheels are the most exciting way to travel.