At DNDA, we celebrate departing staff, and new arrivals!
This summer we are sad to see a few folks leave the DNDA nest, bidding farewell and good luck to Bri Castilleja, Molly Duttry, Robe Kedida, Tyler Yeomans, and Jackie Brady. Bri has been with DNDA for 3 years as our Environmental Education Coordinator, strengthening school programs with K-8 STEM, leading our Wetland Workshop Series, and elevating our whole community’s understanding of food sovereignty, traditional knowledge, and more. Molly has worked with DNDA’s Art team through the last several years, engaging with youth and families to bring more connection and artistry into our neighborhoods. Robe joined us midway through 2020 to run our Family Connections program, and was pivotal in resourcing families in High Point with services and basic needs throughout the pandemic. Tyler and Jackie were each with DNDA for a year as Americorps volunteers. Tyler was in the field strengthening our Restoration Program, leading volunteer groups, and improving the health and beauty of our local forests. Jackie was supporting our EcoArts programs, expanding our ability to bring art programming and classes to local youth and families. A huge THANK YOU to Bri, Molly, Robe, Tyler, and Jackie, and good luck with your next moves!
We are also excited to welcome some new folks into the DNDA family. Rica Tro has joined us for a year as VISTA volunteer through United Way of King County, supporting all of our programs. And Michal Allaire has joined the team as Accounting Manager, taking the financial reins from Mary O’Donnell, who will soon get to retire after more than seven years with DNDA. WELCOME Michal and Rica!
We are grateful for the ever-expanding DNDA family, and all the work we get to do together.