Enrollee Spotlights

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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Larry Grimsley, GA ACES Enrollee

Larry Grimsley, GA ACES Enrollee

Larry Grimsley is a level 1 technician in Bainbridge, Georgia. Larry first heard about the ACES program from a friend who worked for NRCS some years ago. Larry did a little research about the ACES program, decided that he was qualified, applied for a position and has been an enrollee since June 2010. Larry feels that the ACES program has provided a great opportunity for him to learn how the USDA/NRCS conducts business with...

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Arnie Lazarus, CA SEE Enrollee

Arnie Lazarus, CA SEE Enrollee

Enrollee Name: Arnie Lazarus SEE Position Title: Air Division Professional Support Location: U.S. EPA Region 9 San Francisco, CA Supporting the EPA SEE Program Since: March 2014 Job Description at EPA: Mr. Lazarus performs many different projects revolving around rule evaluations to control volatile organic compounds in the different air districts of Region 9 EPA. What makes his position exciting is that he gets to see rules that are “state-of-the-art.” By that he’s referring...

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Dennis Aslett, Idaho ACES Enrollees

Dennis Aslett, Idaho ACES Enrollees

Enrolled in the ACES Program since 2006, Dennis Aslett supports the Sandpoint, Idaho NRCS office as a Conservation Planning Technician.  His primary responsibilities are to meet with private landowners and evaluate their existing grazing programs.  He identifies livestock grazing issues and natural resource concerns, conducts field surveys and produces pasture management and grazing plans that ultimately result in improvements for the landowners and increased protection for natural resources. In addition to the grazing programs,...

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Paula Whittington, DC SEE Enrollee

Paula Whittington, DC SEE Enrollee

Enrollee Name: Paula Whittington SEE Position Title: Office Manager for the Office of Environmental Education Location: U.S. EPA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Supporting EPA SEE Program Since: October 2015 Job Description at the EPA: Ms. Whittington supports the Office of Environmental Education (OEE) where she’s responsible for assisting in the organization and coordination of office operations, procedures and resources. Her duties include oversight of administration functions such as scheduling meetings and appointments, organizing supplies, and...

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Lewis Goins, MS ACES Enrollee

Lewis Goins, MS ACES Enrollee

I am an implementation specialist with ACES – Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). I was employed on March 22, 2010. I am based in Laurel, MS and I serve the surrounding communities. One of my most enjoyable duties is to meet with current active program contract participants to assist and follow-up in determining if additional technical assistance is needed. I also enjoy making field visits to landowners to determine their conservation needs and to...

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John Baker, TX SEE Enrollee

John Baker, TX SEE Enrollee

Long-time Texas resident and Region VI SEE Enrollee, John Baker began his career in the U.S Army at Fort Hood, Texas where you can follow his development from a Confinement Officer at the Fort Hood Stockade to Company Commander of the 518th Military Police Battalion, responsible for establishing a Security Command Post in Duncanville, Texas.  At an interesting point in Dallas-Ft. Worth history (commemorated in the plaque pictured below), Mr. Baker’s command post was...

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Michael Jones, VA ACES Enrollee

Michael Jones, VA ACES Enrollee

I was born and spent my entire childhood in rural Southside Virginia near a community called Purdy, VA. My rural background and love for the natural world, and all its resources, have been solidly ingrained in me by my family since early childhood. Growing up on the banks of the Nottoway River was every farm boy’s dream and a reality for me. I attended Virginia Tech and received a B.S. Degree in Forestry and...

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Marlene White, KS SEE Enrollee

Marlene White, KS SEE Enrollee

Marlene White is a Level 4 SEE Enrollee for Region 7 EPA in Lenexa, Kansas and has been with the SEE Program for eight years. Moreover, Marlene has a distinction few of us hold.  She has served in the Waste Enforcement and Material Management Branch since she began work as a SEE Enrollee.  Marlene now serves as Office Manager for the Branch and provides administrative support in the area of information management.  Her work...

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Eleanor Yeomans, GA ACES Enrollee

Eleanor Yeomans, GA ACES Enrollee

Why do you like working as an enrollee? As an enrollee in the ACES program I feel a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment at the end of each day. I feel like I have a purpose, I know that my skills are valued and are essential to the NRCS team. Over the past 25 years I have had the privilege of working with many fantastic landowners and NRCS employees. The role that NRCS...

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