Staff

P-Crew Staff

Bo Noel

Bo Noel

P-CREW Program Coordinator

Bo Noel joined the Sierra Institute as the P-CREW Program Coordinator in Spring of 2023. Raised in the small town of Strawberry Valley, California, Bo spent the majority of his childhood out in the Plumas National Forest. It was here that his passion for the outdoors grew and was nurtured by the diverse flora and fauna, as well as the beautiful forests and landscapes of the area. Bo has worked in the community of the indigenous peoples of this area for the majority of his career, serving many local Tribal community members and students. Stewardship of the land comes naturally to Bo as Traditional Ecological Knowledge of these areas continues to be passed down to him by elders and peers in the community. This work is important to Bo and he is proud to help carry the knowledge as it has for generations. Bo is an enrolled member of the Enterprise Rancheria Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe, and has family ties to other Maidu Tribes in the area including the Strawberry Valley Band of Maidu Indians. Bo enjoys spending time with his numerous nieces and nephews in his free time, as well as hunting, fishing, and hiking. He is very excited to work with P-CREW and can't wait to start meeting the team and students.

Megan Fletcher

Megan Fletcher

P-CREW Assistant Field Coordinator

Megan Fletcher grew up locally in Westwood. She started out as a member in the P-CREW program in 2018. After that, she knew conservation was something she wanted to do as a career. In 2020 she was a AAA for P-CREW, during this time she found her passion for youth stewardship. In the spring of 2021, she graduated from Feather River College with an A.S in Environmental Studies. The following summer, she returned to Sierra Institute as a part of the Wilderness Trails crew. In 2022, she worked part time as a P-CREW Coordination Assistant until the P-CREW program began, where she was a P-CREW leader for the summer of 2022. She returned in 2023 as the Assistant P-CREW Coordinator and is excited to continue in the position. Megan enjoys her time by hiking, exploring the beauty of the Lassen and Plumas county area, spending time with her cats and reading a good book.

AMY HAFSRUD

AMY HAFSRUD

Financial Manager & Crew Member Experience Specialist

For the past 36 years, Amy has led outdoor education and leadership training trips throughout the U.S., including the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. Her students have ranged from college students at the National Outdoor Leadership School, rural and urban high school students and youth at risk. Amy co-created Sierra Institute’s P-CREW (Plumas Conservation Restoration Education in Watersheds), GOAL (Greenville Outdoor Adventure Learning) and Friday Night for Teens programs as well as Plumas County’s Mt Visions, a backpacking program for teens with mental health challenges. She taught as a substitute and ran the after-school program at our local Greenville Jr/Sr High School, helping students who were failing classes get back on track to graduate. She also raised 3 children here in Indian Valley who have earned various degrees from California Universities. Her certificates include Adult Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Behavior First Responder and Wilderness First Responder. She serves as the P-CREW’s Crew Member Experience Specialist, weekend Recreation planner and the Alumni Communications Coordinator. She goes into the field on an as needed basis to help the Crew Leaders and Crew Members have the best experience possible. In addition to her diverse experience in outdoor leadership programming, Amy has also served as Sierra Institute’s financial manager since 1998. In her spare time, you can find Amy hiking, running, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing with her dogs, working diligently in her garden, and backpacking or climbing in the High Sierra.

Danielle Berry

Danielle Berry

Stewardship Project Manager

Danielle began working for the Sierra Institute in 2019 as the Stewardship Project Coordinator and is involved in both the collaborative forest stewardship and wood utilization initiatives. Prior to this, she served as the Sierra Institutes' Collaborative Landscape Stewardship Apprentice. She received a B.S. in Biology from CSU Bakersfield and an M.S. in Environmental Policy and Management from UC Davis. Born and raised in the southern San Joaquin Valley, she spent her free time in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks where she revered the studies of John Muir and developed a passion for the outdoors. Throughout her time working within private, public, and NGOs sectors, Danielle has acquired a range of experiences and has come to recognize the importance of interdisciplinary communication in the implementation and effectiveness of environmental stewardship. As an advocate for the conservation of natural resources, she is interested in the application of environmental science to real-world environmental policy and management issues. When Danielle is not working you will likely find her partaking in the many adventures the Sierras have to offer.

Summer 2023 P-Crew Leaders

Megan Fletcher

Megan Fletcher

P-CREW Youth Corps Crew Leader

Megan Fletcher is excited to return for the 4th summer with P-CREW and 5th summer with Sierra Institute! She will be interviewing Crew Members and helping with recruitment in local schools this season before returning as a Crew Leader. Megan grew up locally in Westwood. She started out as a member in the P-CREW program in 2018. After that, she knew conservation was something she wanted to do as a career. In 2020 she was a AAA for P-CREW, during this time she found her passion for youth stewardship. In the spring of 2021, she graduated from Feather River College with an A.S in Environmental Studies. The following summer, she returned to Sierra Institute as a part of the Wilderness Trails crew. In 2022, she worked part time as a P-CREW Coordination Assistant until the P-CREW program began, where she was a P-CREW leader for the summer of 2022. Megan enjoys her time by hiking, exploring the beauty of the Lassen and Plumas county area, and reading a good book with a cup of coffee. She is absolutely excited to be coming back to be a part of P-CREW once again.

Gilian Meyers

Gilian Meyers

P-CREW Youth Corps Crew Leader

Gilian grew up exploring the outdoors all throughout California and the greater Pacific Coast. Primarily from Napa Valley, CA, Gilian has spent many seasons playing in the high Sierra Nevada, on wild Northern California beaches and in the stunning redwoods. She has also spent significant time in the Pacific Northwest and the beautiful red deserts of Arizona and Utah. This past May, Gilian graduated from the University of California - Berkeley with a B.S in Society and Environment. After graduation, Gilian embarked on a 4-month solo trip through Europe to backpack, farm and wander in famous foreign cities. Gilian was first introduced to trail work in summer 2020, when she served as an Americorps trail crew member in the western Rocky Mountains. She is so excited to work in the Plumas wilderness on a team of awesome young people. In her free time, you can find Gilian strumming guitar and singing, reading, rock climbing, or whipping up something delicious to snack on.

Oliver Silverman

Oliver Silverman

P-CREW Youth Corps Crew Leader

Oliver grew up in San Francisco, and is now a 4th year Environmental Studies student at UC Santa Cruz. He first realized his connection with the natural world on hikes in Marin Headlands, and backpacking trips through the High Sierra’s. As his passion for outdoor adventures has grown, he has focused more on working in groups, both as a leader and an active participant. As a wilderness guide through the Adventure Recreation department at UC Santa Cruz, he’s had the opportunity to develop skills related to leadership, community building, and risk management. Involvement in restoration projects across California has helped him develop an appreciation for environmental conservation and experiential learning. He is excited about sharing some of his own perspectives on life, and equally excited about learning from others. He can’t wait to be a part of the P-CREW experience! He is a certified Wilderness First Responder.

Sam Hall

Sam Hall

P-CREW Youth Corps Crew Leader

Sam Hall is a Wisconsin native currently studying Community Sustainability with an Environmental Justice emphasis at UW-Stevens Point. After serving with AmeriCorps for a year as a firefighter in Idaho's breathtaking Salmon-Challis National Forest, she realized how rewarding it feels to work outdoors alongside other nature enthusiasts. Sam looks forward to stepping back outside the classroom this summer to build meaningful relationships with the P-CREW team, perform impactful project work in the Sierras, and contribute to a sense of inclusive community and environmental stewardship. She spends her time outside napping in hammocks, hiking with friends (furry ones included), kayaking, sitting around campfires, and she recently discovered the thrill of downhill skiing.

Haydan Abrams

Haydan Abrams

P-CREW Youth Corps Crew Leader

This is Hayden's third summer working with Sierra Institute. He was a P-CREW member in 2020, and returned as an Alumni All-star Assistant in 2021. He chose to work with Sierra Institute because he really loves how we approach working with the environment and surrounding communities. He spent the first half of this summer on Sierra Institute's Collaborative Forestry Crew, marking trees for fuels reduction projects, and he is joining P-CREW once again for Session 2 as a leader! Hayden is an avid outdoorsman that enjoys working hands on in the outdoors and staying active by playing baseball, skiing and much more. Working with the Sierra Institute inspired him to major in Watershed Science with a concentration in Sustainability.

Summer 2023 All-Star Alumni Assistants

Session 1

Dot Clemente

Dot Clemente

All-star Alumni Assistant

Dot can be found running in Bidwell Park in Chico almost every day! She graduated from Chico High School this year, and is planning to pursue nursing at the University of Hawaii in the fall. She has always loved spending time outdoors, especially hiking around Lassen. She is always up for adventures like river rafting, rock climbing, and traveling the world! Dot has been to countries in five continents, her favorites being Botswana and Zimbabwe, Africa. She really enjoys helping others and learning as much as possible about the medical field. She has spent time at internships in the hospital, as well as getting CPR, Stop the Bleed, and OSHA certified. Dot has a deep love for P-CREW, and through her time as a crew member she has made amazing friendships and learned so much about herself and nature. She can’t wait to jump in the lake and eat lots of PB&J torts this summer! She is super stoked to come back to such a meaningful program and share the love with others!

Sylvia Seay

Sylvia Seay

All-star Alumni Assistant

Sylvia grew up in the mountains of Virginia and moved to California during high school. She was a P-CREW member in 2019. After completing a year of college online when COVID hit, she decided to take some time away from school to continue working in conservation. Between 2021 and 2022, she worked for the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa, American Conservation Experience, and the Utah Conservation Corps. These experiences inspired her to go back to college at Cal Poly Humboldt, where she is currently studying botany. After working as a crew member for a year and a half, she wanted to return to P-CREW—the corps that started it all—in more of a leadership capacity. She is excited to be an AAA so she can empower and assist crew members during this amazing program.

Session 2

Christian Trevino

Christian Trevino

All-star Alumni Assistant

Christian is from Sacramento, CA and is currently enrolled in the Fire Science and Rescue program at Sacramento Academic and Vocational Academy. Through this program, he completed his CPR certification and FEMA license. When the weather is nice, Christian can be found spending time outside fishing. Otherwise, you might find him playing video games with his brother. As a 2022 P-CREW member, Christian most enjoyed meeting new people as well as seeing beautiful mountains in the morning and numerous stars at night. He has been described by his friends as a good person to talk to when you need support, and he is looking forward to bringing his listening skills into a leadership role as an AAA.

Bodhi O'Brien

Bodhi O'Brien

All-star Alumni Assistant

Bodhi is a hard working guy who loves to have fun. He is graduating high school this year at Quincy High School which is a 30 minute drive from Sierra Institute. He plans on traveling to Spain next year to get away from the California life he knows so well. On the weekends, you can find Bodhi hanging out with friends and family, making the most out of the time he has with them before he travels. He has loved spending time outdoors since he was a toddler, doing things such as hiking, swimming, mountain biking, and snowboarding. People describe Bodhi as curious because of his drive to get to know everyone around him and improve himself every day. When he was a P-CREW member last year, he enjoyed every second of it and was so grateful for the opportunity. When he heard about the possibility of becoming an AAA this year, he applied right away. Bodhi thrives off of human connection and believes P-CREW is a perfect place for it. He prides himself on his leadership and work ethic and hopes to further improve himself in those aspects while being an AAA.