Growing Solutions Alumni And Interns

Brianna Group

 Brianna Group completed a year-long internship with Growing Solutions during her 2017 senior year at UCSB. Upon graduation and a thorough job search she landed her dream job in New Hampshire (home turf) as the  Oyster Conservation coordinator for The Nature Conservancy .

Brianna Group completed a year-long internship with Growing Solutions during her 2017 senior year at UCSB. Upon graduation and a thorough job search she landed her dream job in New Hampshire (home turf) as the Oyster Conservation coordinator for The Nature Conservancy.

Toni Dotterer

 Toni, who grew up in rural Virginia, is a recent graduate (2016) of Old Dominion University with a degree in biology and ecology/GIS. After a stint of post-grad field work at the Hastings field station in Carmel Valley, Toni spent Fall 2017 interning with Growing Solutions at the Puma Canyon Ranch before accepting a post to set up a field station on Puerto Rico assessing the ecological impact of Hurricane Maria. While at Puma Toni got a crash course in climate change and fire ecology with devastating December wildfires that hit Santa Barbara County. Toni's most recent work takes her to Uganda to study primates.

Toni, who grew up in rural Virginia, is a recent graduate (2016) of Old Dominion University with a degree in biology and ecology/GIS. After a stint of post-grad field work at the Hastings field station in Carmel Valley, Toni spent Fall 2017 interning with Growing Solutions at the Puma Canyon Ranch before accepting a post to set up a field station on Puerto Rico assessing the ecological impact of Hurricane Maria. While at Puma Toni got a crash course in climate change and fire ecology with devastating December wildfires that hit Santa Barbara County. Toni's most recent work takes her to Uganda to study primates.

David Mazurkiewicz

 David Mazurkiewicz, former GS Employee, augering holes for native Santa Cruz Island plants on Scorpion Rock to provide nesting ground cover for recovering seabird species. David now works for the National Park Service.

David Mazurkiewicz, former GS Employee, augering holes for native Santa Cruz Island plants on Scorpion Rock to provide nesting ground cover for recovering seabird species. David now works for the National Park Service.

Alaina Hernandez

 Alaina Hernandez, a recent graduate of Growing Solutions'  intern program.

Alaina Hernandez, a recent graduate of Growing Solutions'  intern program.

Andrew Yamagiwa

  Andrew Yamagiwa , former GS student and employee, now working for the California Institute of Environmental Studies (CIES) doing native habitat restoration within Channel Islands National Park.

Andrew Yamagiwa, former GS student and employee, now working for the California Institute of Environmental Studies (CIES) doing native habitat restoration within Channel Islands National Park.

Ivan Van Wingerden

 Ivan Van Wingerden, former GS Student, President of Ever-Bloom flowers of Carpenteria.

Ivan Van Wingerden, former GS Student, President of Ever-Bloom flowers of Carpenteria.

Mark Broomfield

 Mark Broomfield, one-time SBCC Environmental Horticulture student, now lead groundskeeper at SBCC.

Mark Broomfield, one-time SBCC Environmental Horticulture student, now lead groundskeeper at SBCC.

Brenda Yamane and Karin Hodin

  Brenda Yamane and Karin Hodin, long-time grads and supporters of GS.

Brenda Yamane and Karin Hodin, long-time grads and supporters of GS.

Robert Funai

 Robert Funai,  one-time SBCC Environmental Horticulture student and long-time GS employee. Currently works for the City Of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation.

Robert Funai, one-time SBCC Environmental Horticulture student and long-time GS employee. Currently works for the City Of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation.