Welcome our newest staff members to Nine Mile Run Watershed Association by learning more about them in the post below! They each answered 5 questions about themselves and what they like to do so you can get to know them better.
Maureen (Mo) Copeland
Mo started with Stormworks in June 2014 as their Regional Stormwater Strategist. She is the friendly face you will see at your doorstep for rain container consultations. A southwestern PA native, Mo earned her undergraduate degree from Allegheny College and a graduate degree from Duquesne University. Learn more about Mo from the questions below!
1. What is your favorite tree?
Paper Birch because the bark looks just like paper. It was also the first tree that Mo could identify from looking at the bark.
2. What is your favorite native plant?
Mo loves blueberries so the Highbush Blueberry plant ranks high. Plus, it is native to our area!
3. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A basketball player.
4. Can you speak any other languages?
Not yet but, she is learning sign language.
5. What is your favorite condiment?
Honey mustard sauce.
Jared started working at NMRWA at the beginning of October. He is our new Greenlinks Coordinator so you will see him at all of our tree care and tree planting events this Fall. He is a West Virginia native but has lived in Pittsburgh since 2010. Jared earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at WVU. Learn more about Jared from the questions below!
1. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Cake batter or birthday cake.
2. What is your favorite tree?
Jared’s favorite native oak species is the White Oak tree because of its form or, the way the tree’s branches grow.
Although it is not native to our area, Scotch Pine tops Jared’s list of favorite trees, too.
Jared is also fond of the native Sugar Maple tree because of its great Fall colors.
3. What are your hobbies?
Jared enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, collecting records at the many record stores around Pittsburgh, and hiking in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
4. What is your favorite restaurant?
The Dor-Stop in Dormont. Jared tends to go for the banana walnut pancakes.
5. Can you speak any other languages?
Not yet but, Jared is working on his Spanish.
If you see Mo or Jared around the watershed be sure to say hi and welcome! You can be sure to see them at some of our upcoming events.