Enrollee Spotlights

Elizabeth Floyd, TN ACES Enrollee

Elizabeth Floyd, TN ACES Enrollee

Recently we have had the pleasure of interviewing an ACES-NRCS Enrollee for the purpose of including her as a Spotlight in our ACES Newsletter.  Faye’s monitors have highly recommended her for the Spotlight, and we agree completely!  Her name is Elizabeth “Faye” Floyd, and she has been with the ACES Program since 2013.  Faye plays a great role in the Jackson office as a Program Support Specialist, and she is a very dedicated ACES-NRCS...

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Larry Blythe, NC FS Enrollee

Larry Blythe, NC FS Enrollee

FS ACES Enrollee, Larry Blythe, is a Training Instructor (Forestry Practices) at Oconaluftee Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, Cherokee, NC and is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.    As a child, Larry grew up following his grandpa around on a farm and woodland where he and his family grew crops, hunted and fished and enjoyed the outdoors.  This background engendered an interest in Forestry through the 4-H program. After...

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EDWIN NILSON – ACES-NRCS Enrollee – Appeals Review Specialist

EDWIN NILSON – ACES-NRCS Enrollee – Appeals Review Specialist

Here at NOWCC we take great pride in our ACES Enrollees, and we love to get feedback from Monitors about their Enrollees.  We know how much all the enrollees are appreciated, but when words are used like “We are very fortunate to have ______ as an ACES Enrollee” and “___ is an example of how an ACES enrollee can provide experience and knowledge-based leadership to mentor and train NRCS employees” we are even more...

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Narayanan Parthasarathy, VA SEE Enrollee

Narayanan Parthasarathy, VA SEE Enrollee

Since 2014, Narayanan Parthasarathy has been an enrollee with NOWCC and works in the Product Science Branch (PSB) of the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) at the Environmental Protection Agency. PSB evaluates scientific data on antimicrobial pesticide products, including chemistry, toxicity, and efficacy. For Narayanan’s part, he conducts both product chemistry and acute toxicology reviews for registration of the antimicrobial pesticide products. Specifically, Narayanan analyses and interprets submitted data on pesticide chemical formulations and...

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Richard Casale, CA ACES Enrollee

Richard Casale, CA ACES Enrollee

As with many of the talented people that are involved with the ACES-NRCS Program, Rich Casale started as an ACES enrollee shortly after he retired from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  He had served for most of his career (43 years!) as the District Conservationist in Santa Cruz County, CA.  Rich had worked with several ACES enrollees while employed by NRCS over the years and always thought that type of work would be...

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Mark Lane, CO FS Enrollee

Mark Lane, CO FS Enrollee

How did you become interested in working for the Forest Service and when did you start work for the FS? It seems I’ve always had an interest in the outdoors.  In the 1960s, Lassie ended up with a Forest Ranger.  At that point, at about 10 years of age, I knew what I wanted to do for a living.  I originally worked for the Soil Conservation Service as a range conservationist.  My first job...

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Donald Gipe, CO SEE Enrollee

Donald Gipe, CO SEE Enrollee

Donald Gipe is an Instructor for EPA’s unique National Air Compliance Training Delivery Project (NACTDP). The Clean Air Act establishes the respective roles of state and federal agencies within the statutory framework mandated by Congress. States, usually in conjunction with their local agencies, have the primary responsibility for the control of air pollution within their respective geographic boundaries. This responsibility entails the development and implementation of air pollution control plans and strategies to meet...

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Denise De Joseph, CA ACES Enrollee

Denise De Joseph, CA ACES Enrollee

Denise at the Vasco Caves Archaeological District during survey fieldwork for the Concord field office this spring. This is a large complex site in the hills of Contra Costa County containing many pictographs (rock art) and bedrock mortars and seasonal camp sites. The NRCS project was a spring box replacement which required intensive tribal consultation due to the sacred nature of this National Register-listed historic property.       Denise De Joseph joined the...

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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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