Fernando has been with the CCNB team for about a year; he started on the Intern Crew with Sonoma Water and he has grown significantly since then. In the past few months, he has stepped up and is now a person who actively takes interest in the work and his crew.  He has taken on roles such as helping with training new sawyers, translating for corpsmembers, and making sure everything is ready in the morning. He can always be relied on to lighten the mood (and play good throwback jams on long drives!)

Fernando has recently “leveled up” to Tier 3, meaning he has completed a significant amount of work with his case managers and participated in a variety of workshops to build his soft skills while also standing out to his crew supervisor. In addition, he is now certified to use the woodchipper, leveled up his chainsaw (sawyer) certification, and received his driver’s license. His supervisor Mariah says, “As his skills and professionalism continue to develop, Fernando is becoming a great leader and a valuable asset to the team.” He continues to grow with the crew working with the Sonoma County Resource Conservation District and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for him!