KCD partners with the Mt. Adams Institute to sponsor veterans through their VetWorks Environmental Program. This program offers military veterans an eleven-month career development internship in the natural resources management, public lands, and environment sector. KCD placements have gained working knowledge in farm-services, forestry, and riparian restoration among other things. This valuable training offers Mt. Adams Institute placements the skills they need to jumpstart their civilian careers.
After serving 5 years with the NAVY, Kevin Watson joined KCD through the VetsWorks Environment Program as a Farm Services Projects Coordinator.
“KCD has been amazing, like one big family. Having Michael Mendez, a fellow Mt. Adams intern, working at KCD with me has been great.” You can read more of Kevin’s story in his own words on the Mt. Adams Institute blog.
Mark joined KCD in the spring of 2018 as Outreach Coordinator. A transplant from Montana, Mark brings with him a decade of experience in conservation and land-use issues. After graduating from the University of Montana, Mark spent several years teaching natural history in and around Glacier National Park. He also completed two terms of service as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with the Montana Conservation Corps. Most recently, Mark channeled his passion for the outdoors working to engage communities on wildlife and conservation issues while working for the Montana Wildlife Federation. When not developing KCD’s outreach program, Mark can be found hiking in the mountains with his wife Tia and their dog River.