MCC Member Profiles

Meet a few of the Maryland Conservation Corps’ alumni.

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Photo of Romain R. ScottRomain R. Scott
Home State: Jamaica
Served at: Patapsco Valley State Park
(2011-2012)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I wanted to gain technical trade skills in working for the environment.

Career/Future Goals:

Thanks to AmeriCorps, I have started my Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology at Montgomery College. My career goal is to become a Master Automotive Technician working for a state or government organization.

What I enjoyed most about MCC:

Everything! Good people to work with and learn from on how to conserve the environment.


Photo of John BaxJohn Bax
Home State: Pennsylvania
Served at: Assateague State Park
(2011-2012, 2012-2013)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I needed to gain experience in the natural resources field and I wanted to serve others while doing so.

Career/Future Goals:

I hope to work in natural resources - wildlife management, forestry, parks, etc.

What I enjoyed most about MCC:

I loved learning! We received all sorts of training, from chainsaw classes to becoming an emergency first responder to environmental education certifications.


Photo of Mirasol MoncadaMirasol Moncada
Home State: California
Served at: Susquehanna State Park
(2012-2013)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I am passionate about conserving natural environments through education and awareness. Physical work on conservation such as trail maintenance is also very satisfying.

Career/Future Goals:

I would like to continue working in parks that strive to bring awareness about conservation and educating the public about the respect we should have toward nature.

What I enjoyed most about MCC:

I have enjoyed how much I have learned about Maryland ecology as well as park maintenance. The people that I have been able to work with have also been a major highlight!


Photo of Lena HoneywoodLena Honeywood
Home State: Georgia
Served at: Patapsco Valley State Park
(2012-2013)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I wanted to gain experience, knowledge and skills that were different from my level of comfort. I also wanted to improve myself as an environmentally sound citizen but furthermore as an educator.

Career/Future Goals:

English Professor

What I enjoyed most about MCC:

I enjoyed being able to learn an array of skill sets in such a short amount of time. I also enjoyed meeting so many young people with such different backgrounds than my own.


Photo of Will RuarkWill Ruark
Home State: Maryland
Served at: Gunpowder Falls State Park
(2012-2013)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I grew up in the Maryland State Parks because my father was a Park Ranger. I joined MCC as an opportunity to give back to the parks, since the parks gave so much to me while growing up.

Career/Future Goals:

Being productive and being happy.

What I enjoyed most about MCC:

I have enjoyed meeting the great people who work for MCC and I must say it is quite enjoyable to work in the most beautiful places in Maryland.