Enrollee Spotlights

Lido Niccolai, IL SEE Enrollee

Lido Niccolai, IL SEE Enrollee

Lido Niccolai is currently working in the NOWCC/SEE Program as a Level 4 Data Assistant for the EPA Superfund Division of Region 5 in Chicago. Before joining the SEE Program, Lido worked for major consulting firms, spending 4 years with Arthur Andersen and 12 years with Deloitte Tax, LLP.  During his tenure with Deloitte, he served as Database and Office Administrator. Lido’s current position supports the office in its management of data, including reviewing...

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Monique Nivolon, CA SEE Enrollee

Monique Nivolon, CA SEE Enrollee

Story of my Life by Monique Nivolon I feel I’ve been a long time on this earth; I was born in Paris, France, as I said a long time ago, before WWII, so that I was pretty much aware and starting to have some understanding of what was going on upon France’s invasion in May 1940.  I did not live through the days of Paris being taken over, because I was with my aunt,...

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Richard Shelfer, FL Forest Service ACES Enrollee

Richard Shelfer, FL Forest Service ACES Enrollee

How did you become interested in working for the Forest Service and when did you start work for FS? Growing up in rural North Florida, I spent my early years roaming the woods with my father and grandfather.  We hunted game, camped, picked berries, scouted tracks, fished and picked wildflowers.  I always felt comfortable and at peace in the outdoors.  My other early passion was art.  I received a degree in visual art, but...

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Michael Giesey, MT Forest Service ACES Enrollee

Michael Giesey, MT Forest Service ACES Enrollee

How did you become interested in working for the Forest Service and when did you start work for FS? I’ve been interested in a career in forestry since I was about 10.  I’ve always enjoyed being in the woods and didn’t want to be like my dad and wear a suit and tie to work every day!  I learned about the Forest Service while reading about forestry careers and got my first job as...

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Elizabeth Scott, DC SEE Enrollee

Elizabeth Scott, DC SEE Enrollee

Enrollee Name: Elizabeth “Liz” Scott SEE Position Title:  Administrative Assistant for OPPT- IO Location: U.S. EPA Headquarters, Washington, DC Supporting EPA SEE Program since:  July 2010.   Elizabeth Scott retired from United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Washington, D.C., in April 2009 but felt that she wasn’t quite ready for official retirement. She first learned about the SEE Program through her niece who was working for the EPA at the time. After doing...

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Ted Evans, PA ACES Enrollee

Ted Evans, PA ACES Enrollee

ACES enrollee Ted Evans provides technical assistance to the Pennsylvania NRCS State Office. Ted is a Pennsylvania native and over the years has served his country and community. Ted retired from the Army-Guard Reserve after 39 years of service and retired from the United States Civil Service with 20 years of service. He gave selflessly of his time and talent while working for PA NRCS in a part-time capacity from March 2004 to March...

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Minnie Lanier, DC SEE Enrollee

Minnie Lanier, DC SEE Enrollee

Enrollee Name:  Minnie Lanier SEE Position Title:  Document Management Assistant Location: U.S. EPA Headquarters, Washington, DC Supporting EPA SEE Program since:  June 2000   JOB DESCRIPTION AT EPA:  Support the Regulatory Coordination Staff (RCS) by overseeing, evaluating and processing essential program documents submitted through the RCS email and database. Review for completeness and evaluate for editing and formatting needs.  Ensure the proper log-in action into the appropriate systems and coordinate the accuracy of the...

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Delmar (Dell) Needham, WA Forest Service ACES Enrollee

Delmar (Dell) Needham, WA Forest Service ACES Enrollee

How did you become interested in working for the Forest Service and when did you start work for FS?         After 4 years of college, learning all the nuances of forest management I was eager to apply the knowledge I learned in the real world of forestry.  I was very interested in government-related jobs because they not only applied good forest management practices, but also were committed to multi-resource management which added a layer...

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Donald Noel, VA ACES Enrollee

Donald Noel, VA ACES Enrollee

Before joining the ACES/Natural Resource Conservation Service Program, Don Noel participated in many interesting endeavors, and all of them lead up to making him an excellent ACES participant!  His passion for agriculture and operating equipment began when he was a young man working for a dairy farmer in Connecticut to earn extra money.  He found that working with livestock and growing crops made an ever-lasting impression on him.  In his words: “This is where...

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Glenda Goodwyne, OR Forest Services ACES Enrollee

Glenda Goodwyne, OR Forest Services ACES Enrollee

How did you become interested in working for the Forest Service and when did you start work for the FS? I grew up in Virginia between Richmond and Williamsburg; my grandfather owned 25 acres of timberland that I roamed daily with both he and my Mom.  They taught me everything about the forest possible.   I was taught plant and tree identification, medicinal uses, creeks and fish, birds, deer and other wildlife and their habitats. ...

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