Education & Training Program Coordinator
As Education & Training Program Coordinator, Sequoia manages Lomakatsi’s youth programs and training initiatives, working closely with leadership and operations to provide ecological workforce training and educational experiences to inspire youth and adults to seek out careers in natural resources. She conducts outreach and engagement, program planning, project development, event and activity coordination, and classroom instruction.
Sequoia began her career as a restoration practitioner at Walama Restoration Project, a Eugene-based ecological restoration nonprofit, where she acquired knowledge and skills in holistic fuels management, prescribed fire, ecological monitoring, wildlife surveying, and aquatic habitat restoration. She joined the Lomakatsi team in 2019 and has served as a youth crew leader and coordinator on various programs, including the Ashland Watershed Youth Ecological Training & Employment Program, Wild Rivers Youth Training & Employment Program, and the DHS Youth Ecological Workforce Training & Employment Program. Sequoia works closely with Lomakatsi’s Riparian Program to coordinate specialized events for school and volunteer groups.
In her role, Sequoia most values working with diverse groups of people across southern Oregon to enhance collective understanding of ecological restoration and land management best practices and serve both forests and communities. She particularly appreciates hearing success stories from program alumni who moved into full-time careers in the natural resource field. Outside of work, Sequoia enjoys spending time with family, gardening, creating art and music, and kayaking.