With our crew back to full swing, we are thrilled to announce that Snoqualmie Stewardship crew member Ashley Aversa has been promoted to the position of Ecological Restoration Project Manager!
“We’re happy to have our crew back in full swing. I’m really excited about our upcoming projects and my new role as project manager. The role provides the opportunity to build stronger relationships with other programs and partners. I’m hoping to learn and collaborate more with the community, to bring that knowledge and value to our operations in the field.”-Ashley Aversa, Ecological Restoration Project Manager
In addition, the restoration crew is also welcoming two new members, Vickee Beach and Neli Banev! As life slowly moves forward after the last year, we look forward to continued work in the field and returning to hosting events for partners and supporters to come join us in restoring the incredible Snoqualmie Valley.
Vickee Beach – Restoration Crew Member
Vickee joined the Stewardship Partners team in April 2021. She moved to the Seattle area from Texas because she wanted to be closer to the beautiful Cascades. While gaining a degree in Nonprofit Leadership, Vickee served as Vice Chair of the We Mean Green Fund at the University of North Texas, a committee that aims to enable students to create sustainable practices on their college campus. Vickee’s passion for sustainability stems from her love for the outdoors and all the life in it, and a hope for inspiring others to care for it as well. In her free time, Vickee enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and throwing pottery.
Neli Banev – Restoration Crew Member
Neli joined Stewardship Partners in 2021. She came from Bulgaria, Eastern Europe, aiming to explore the world and earn her bachelor degree in Global Studies from UW Bothell. Neli became passionate about habitat restoration by volunteering for Seattle Urban Forest. By joining Stewardship Partners, Neli is following her passion to protect and restore the natural habitat and achieve change in the world for better. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her dogs and exploring nature.