MCC Member Profiles

Meet a few of the Maryland Conservation Corps’ Current Members and Alumni

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Micah FalconMicah Falcón
Home State: Maryland
Service Location: Susquehanna State Park
(2016-2017)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I was looking for hands-on experience helping with conservation work, as well as looking for help with my financial burden of student loan debt.

Career/Future Goals

I would like to travel outside of the U.S. for conservation and humane work.

What I enjoy most about MCC:

I really enjoy working outdoors and all of the great team bonding we do.


Tiana MorrisTiana Morris
Home State: Georgia
Service Location: Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary
(2016-2017)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I have done a lot of AmeriCorps programs, but this is the only one I’ve found that combines all of my passions into one.

Career/Future Goals:

I plan to use my education award for school and I want to travel. I may want to do the Peace Corps as well.

What I enjoy most about MCC:

My supervisor’s support and interest in my future goals. I also enjoy meeting new people and park staff and working with animals!!


Lucy Santa Cruz Lucy Santa Cruz
Home State: Virginia
Service Location: Susquehanna State Park
(2016-2017)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I wanted to learn about habitat and stream restoration and serve in other environmental projects, so that I can put this knowledge into practice towards my future career in conservation.

Career/Future Goals:

Possibly to go to graduate school or to become a Soil Conservationist or Wastewater Plant Treatment Operator/Technician.

What I enjoy most about MCC:

I enjoy working as a team to complete hands-on projects. We work efficiently together and I get to use tools I’ve never used before.


Nicole StaabNicole Staab
Home State: Pennsylvania
Service Location: Susquehanna State Park
(2015-2016, 2016-2017)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

It allowed me to explore my field of study and confirm my desired career path. I was able to earn valuable certifications and attend trainings that were beneficial to what I want to do. I made eternal friendships and met numerous people that gave advice and experience that have helped me all along my journey as an MCC member.

Career/Future Goals:

My ultimate career goal is to become a Maryland Park Service Ranger.

What I enjoy most about MCC:

I enjoy the broad spectrum of field activities, educational programs, and trainings that we do. I feel like no day is the same as the last, which keeps it refreshing.


Morgan TaylorMorgan Taylor
Home State: Maryland
Service Location: Patapsco Valley State Park
(2016-2017)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I wanted to gain a lot of important experience and meet new people. I’m very pleased with how the program has turned out so far.

Career/Future Goals:

My future goal is to finish college and hopefully move back to Alaska. I would love to become a Ranger or work with the Fisheries Department there.

What I enjoy most about MCC:

I enjoy meeting new folks and getting a chance to talk to them about all of their experiences and gain valuable information. I also appreciate being outside and working on new projects.


Tyler WalkerTyler Walker
Home State: Maryland
Service Location: Patapsco Valley State Park
(2016-2017)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I wanted to do my part in protecting our state’s environment and to ensure the patrons who come to Maryland’s State Parks enjoy their time. I also wanted to learn new skills through trainings and to make connections with people to help me get a job in the Park Service.

Career/Future Goals:

To work with a State or National Park Service.

What I enjoy most about MCC:

I like being able to work outside almost every day, being able to educate the public about protecting our natural resources, and working with youth groups who seldom get a chance to experience nature.