Enrollee Spotlights

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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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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