August 2010 Corpsmember of the Month
Supervisor: Emily Byrnes, Sonoma Natural Resources Crew Supervisor
Crew: Sonoma Natural Resources Crew 2
Length of time at CCNB: 1 month
Reason corpsmember was selected: Joseph consistently displays enthusiasm, curiousity, honesty, a strong work ethic, punctuality, team building skills, movitation skills, a high level of safety concern and a desire to to the highest quality of work possible. He works well with others, is the first to volunteer, and is a good example.
Skills training received at CCNB: Chipper certificate, Sawyer I and II, power pruner, hedgetrimmer, native and invasive species identifiation, aquamaster application, proper pruning techniques
Leadership roles at CCNB: He leads the crew by showing a good example and doing his work safely and efficiently.
Favorite project: Joseph's favorite project was when he dropped a large privit at Piner Creek, bucked it up, and give it a flush cut. His coworkers had to come find him to tell them where the tree was because Joseph flush cut it so well that they could not find where the stump was.
Favorite educational component: The computer lab.
Favorite aspect of working at CCNB: Everything.
Future plans: He can't seem to make up his mind. So many opportunities will be opening up for him.
Prior to CCNB: He was sitting on his couch wasting away.
Why they joined CCNB: Joseph found out about CCNB from his probation office. He looked into it and found out it was the perfect opportunity for him to do something with his life.
How CCNB has changed their life: He gets to go out with good people and use his time to his advantage, which is a complete 180 from sitting on his couch.
Life lessons learned: He has learned so much from CCNB. He doesn't know where to begin.
Advice for young people: He is 28 years old with a high school diploma and his options were out until he found CCNB. It's the best opportunity I have ever had in my life.
Most important thing learned: How to safely run a chainsaw. There is so much more that I have learned at CCNB besides that, but that was the most fun!
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