We are Mankato Crew Two

By: Harley Lott

 (Pictured from left to right: Cory Halvorson, Jaci Ullrich, Krista Wermerskirchen, Harley Lott)

(Pictured from left to right: Cory Halvorson, Jaci Ullrich, Krista Wermerskirchen, Harley Lott)

A day out at barn bluff in Red Wing, Minnesota sums up a long week of skills training at White Water State Park. Where we as a crew gained the necessary skills and knowledge of how to run and maintain our chain saws, and most important importantly, properly cut trees down and safely cut and remove brush.

For the beginning part of the month of April, I would like to highlight what each and every one of these individuals bring to the group.

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The first person would be our crew leader Krista Wermerskirchen.

First question, where are you from?

Shakopee, Minnesota.

Why did she join the Conservation Corps?

To gain work experience and be able to network with others in the field.

What do you plan on doing after the Corps?

Krista hopes to land a job that is within the environmental arena.

 

Second person would be crew member Jaci Ullrich.

Jaci’s home town is Clear Lake, Iowa.
Why did you join the Conservation Corps?

To gain work experience, network work with others in the field, and because she loves working in the outdoors.

What do you plan on doing after the Corps?

Jaci would like to get a job in natural resources or do ecology research.

 

Third person would be crew member Cory Halvorson.

Cory’s Home town is Elysian, Minnesota.

Why did you join the Conservation Corps?

To gain work experience, and network with other in the field.

What do you plan on doing after the corps?

Cory plans on to heading back to college to finish schooling.

 

 The last crew member Harley Lott.

Harley’s Home town is East Bethel, Minnesota.

Why did you join the Corps?

To better my knowledge in the natural resource field, sharpen my fire skills and chain saw skills, and to build a tighter network with people in the field.

What do you plan on doing after the Corps?

Getting a permanent federal or state job as a fire technician or wildland firefighter.