It’s time for another edition of Meet the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association Staff!
You may remember we did another post about our staff called Drugstore free shipping on $25! There, you got to know our GreenLinks Coordinator, Jared and Stormw0rks’ Regional Stormwater Strategist, Mo.
Since that blog post Brittany, the Managing Director of Stormworks, has joined us! Brittany answered 5 questions so you could get to know her a bit better.
We also asked Mike, our Director of Policy and Outreach 5 questions. Mike has worked at NMRWA since July 2013. Â Stay tuned for more blog posts in this series to get to know all NMRWA staff members!
Learn more about Brittany and Mike below!
Brittany joined the Stormworks team earlier this month.Â Brittany brings over five years of experience in sales, marketing, and operations from various start-ups to her new role as StormWorks Managing Director. She has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, with a focus in Marketing. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, baking, reading, skiing, and walking her dog.
1.Â Can you speak any other languages?
Brittany does not speak another language although she did take Latin in high school!
2.Â If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would it be?
France because of all of the baked goods and the scenery. Brittany has already traveled to London.
3.Â What are your hobbies?
Brittany loves to read and play sports, especially tennis, golf and skiing. She also enjoys doing crafts as well as baking and cooking.
4.Â Draw your favorite animal.
Check out Brittany’s awesome drawing of a wolf below!
5. What is your favorite tree?
A White Oak. Brittany and her husband planted a white oak tree during their wedding ceremony!
Mike Joined NMRWA in July 2013 as the Director of Policy and Outreach. He has an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies and a Master of Art degree in Geography with a Graduate Certificate in GIS & Spatial Analysis, both from the University at Albany. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Mike was the GIS Coordinator for the University at Albany, where he developed a campus-wide system of infrastructure. He also has experience as an urban planning consultant, working to create more sustainable regions and places. He is responsible for coordinating watershed communities and organizations to develop and implement green infrastructure projects. In his free time, Mike likes to explore new areas of Pittsburgh, hang out with his dog, and find fresh food at a farmerâs market.
1.Â What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A basketball or football player.
2.Â What is the last thing that you ate?
At the time of Â this interview, the last thing Mike had ate was a breakfast burrito with a side of grapes. This was thanks to an office wide breakfast burrito party that morning!
3. What is your most memorable NMRWA moment?
The first time Mike planted a tree in the watershed stood out to him. Mike has continued to plant many trees throughout the watershed during GreenLinks’ tree planting events as well as cared for many others during the tree care events.
4. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food.
5. If you were a Superhero, what powers would you want to have?
To be able to fly.