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2017 Staff and Consulting Collaborative

Michael Collins»

Executive Director of Conserv » Learn More

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Richard “Buzz” Van Santvoord»

StreamSweepers Logistics Manager Buzz has extensive experience in designing fulfillment systems and processes for direct to consumer as well as business to business programs. He has been a Vice-President of a multi-title $185mm catalog company and has more than 30 years of professional work experience in the land management, construction, civil engineering, retail management, and […]

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Brian Becker»

Community Energy Program Manager Brian has more than 15 years experience working with biomass management for local businesses, phytoremediation, and energy production.  He most recently directed the Community Power Initiative at Public Policy Virginia where he connected community energy needs to rural economic revitalization via small-scale, combined heat and power technology fueled with locally produced biomass.  […]

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StreamSweepers 2017»

Some of our Rappahannock Crew…    

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SoilKeepers 2017»

SoilKeepers Field Supervisor Lisa Dornon Lisa came to the the Center as a Rappahannock StreamSweeper (2017 Crew) and quickly moved up to assume some On-water Manager responsibilities. With her steady nature and dependability and creativity in the field, along with her background in farming, she was a natural to move over to SoilKeepers and the […]

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Debbie Manzari»

StreamSweepers Program Manager Debbie Manzari has a BS from Cornell University in Environmental Studies. She spent the early part of her career as a private consultant working for various EPA offices, including the Office Of Drinking Water, where she provided research on projects affecting EPA regulatory decisions. She worked for many years as a music […]

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Langseth Engineering»

Langseth Engineering is a green energy company that has over 35 years of experience in the biomass industry. Biomass energy services we provide are heating system design and implementation, solid fuel handling, power production, combined heat and power (CHP), In addition to the biomass services we also design solar PV and thermal systems and building […]

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Betty Dixon»

Social Enterprise Associate Betty Dixon is a social worker and entrepreneur with over 25 years experience providing community based services throughout Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic.  After a stint in both the public and private sectors, Betty co-founded Virginia’s first statewide intensive in-home child and family counseling agency, which she grew and managed through an acquisition […]

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Jack Murray»

StreamSweepers 2016 Fall Intern (on the right) from The University of the South!

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Jenna Faulconer»

StreamSweepers 2016-2017 Winter Intern from Orange County High School, VA! Jenna Faulconer is an Orange County local, Grymes Memorial School graduate, and Junior at Orange County High School. She is part of the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School program and is on the all A honor roll. She swims competitively year-round and coaches the local […]

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Mary “Maddie” Gordon»

StreamSweepers On-Water Manager (Clinch River) Maddie graduated from St. Paul High School in St. Paul, Virginia in 2007 where she participated with Team Estonoa helping build the Estonoa Wetlands Learning Center. Maddie attended Maryville College, in Maryville, Tennessee and graduated in 2011 with my B.A. in Business, minor in Psychology, and concentration in Appalachian Studies. […]

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Jeanine Meerscheidt»

StreamSweepers On-water Manager (Rappahannock River) StreamSweepers has hired Jeanine Meerscheidt as Rappahannock River On Water Manager for the Summer of 2017. Jeanine was a Civil Affairs Medical Operations Sergeant, U.S. Army Reserves, 2007-2012. She is Phi Betta Kappa with a B.S. in Biology from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master of Science in […]

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More Employment and Volunteer Opportunities»

The Center always has seasonal employment and volunteer opportunities during the spring, summer, and fall. Contact us at 540-672-2542 for more information.

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