Meet Our Natural Resources Team
Megan Meder, Natural Resources Manager
Megan was first exposed to CCNB and its mission in 2012 when she worked alongside a crew as a Natural Resources Program Assistant for the Sonoma County Water Agency in their Stream Maintenance Program. She worked as a Consulting Utility Forester for PG&E for the next several years where she cemented her tree knowledge and also became an ISA Certified Arborist.
Megan joined CCNB in 2017 as an Assistant Supervisor wanting to expand her leadership skills and inspire others to become passionate environmental stewards. Her dedication to the corpsmembers was undeniable and she was soon promoted to Supervisor. She has continued to grow as a leader in the roles of Sonoma Natural Resources Coordinator and Senior Coordinator and now as CCNB’s Natural Resources Manager.
Greg Sitter, Senior Natural Resources Coordinator
Greg joined CCNB in 2020 with a diverse set of professional experiences and personal interests. He worked as an engineer in his homeland, France, before becoming a volunteer corps member at an international non-profit called ATD Fourth World. During his tenure at ATD Fourth World, Greg collaborated with governmental figures in France to craft legislature to improve the lives of those living in persistent poverty. When the chance arose to continue working with ATD Fourth World in the United States, Greg moved to New Orleans where he ran street library programs making books accessible to children and families with limited resources.
Since moving to Sonoma County, Greg’s career has shifted towards natural resources management; Greg has designed, installed, and maintained school gardens and worked as an arborist and tree climber for local tree services. In his spare time, Greg enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking projects, beekeeping, tending to his flock of chickens, bike rides, and hiking. He has a massive sweet tooth and ambitions to compete in a half ironman.
Kylie Carpenter, Marin Natural Resources Coordinator
Kylie joined CCNB in 2020 after relocating back to the Bay Area from Mammoth Lakes, CA. Her interest in plants and ecology sprouted at Sonoma State University where she received a degree in Environmental Studies and Planning with a concentration in conservation/restoration and a minor in biology. She is passionate about building resilient sustainable communities and has held many positions that help her work toward this. During her time at Sonoma State University, she worked for the Sonoma Land Trust and Wildlands Conservancy assisting with natural resource management projects and land management. Before attending college she worked in education with the Sonoma County Water Agency working with the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps and various local public and private schools. She then ventured to the city working for San Francisco Recreation and Parks as a member of the management team at beloved Camp Mather and The Randall Museum. In between, Kylie visited New Zealand to study permaculture and biodynamic farming.
Outside of CCNB, you can find Kylie backpacking, snowboarding, and practicing herbal medicine.
Mariah Chastain, Sonoma Natural Resources Coordinator
Mariah joined CCNB in June of 2020 after graduating college as a temporary crew supervisor. She hit the ground running, never backing down from the numerous challenges presented to her and quickly earned a permanent supervisor position. After a whirlwind of six months, she was promoted to Sonoma Natural Resources Coordinator. She is a proud first-generation and Native college graduate from Sonoma State University where she received a degree in Environmental Studies and Planning with a concentration in conservation/restoration and a minor in Biology. She is passionate about social justice issues, environmental justice and equity, and inclusivity. She previously was an intern with Sonoma Land Trust and was the student coordinator for Outdoor Pursuits at Sonoma State.
Mariah lived and studied biology for eleven months in Wales, United Kingdom and travelled to eleven countries. She has had to overcome many barriers in her life and is ecstatic to be working with youth and coworkers she can relate to. When she is not in the office, she is hiking, doing yoga, or snuggling with her puppy.
Ron Blankenship, Natural Resources Crew Supervisor
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Elise Eifler, Marin Natural Resources Crew Supervisor
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Josh Montgomery, Sonoma Natural Resources Crew Supervisor
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Malachi Campbell, Marin Natural Resources Crew Supervisor
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Kyle Hasleton, Sonoma Natural Resources Crew Supervisor
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Alejandro Rodriguez, Marin Natural Resources Crew Supervisor
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Conservation Corps North Bay is the oldest local nonprofit youth conservation corps in the country. Serving Marin and Sonoma Counties since 1982, CCNB has helped more than 12,000 young people break the cycle of poverty through education and job skills, while serving the environment and community.