Drew Hines
Program Director
Chicago Department of Transportation / Greencorps Chicago
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Drew holds a Ph.D. in Community Psychology and a Master’s in Geography, with a concentration is Community, Urban & Economic Development and is an Air Force Veteran. Born and raised in Chicago, Drew is passionate about workforce development and social service programs that assist underserved populations and communities to become more economically stable. Drew loves learning about African-American Ethnography and is a champion of Social Justice.
Andy Johnson
Program Director
WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago
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Andy Johnson, Program Director, is WRD’s lead for Greencorps Chicago. Andy has been working on the Greencorps program since 2005 and is responsible for all of WRD’s commitments to the Chicago Department of Transportation for the program. His primary role is to manage the budget, partner relationships, and overall quality of the program. He enjoys seeing the success participants achieve during the program, spending time outdoors, and watching English soccer.
Curtis McKinney
Project Coordinator
Chicago Department of Transportation / Greencorps Chicago
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Curtis Mckinney is a Project Coordinator for the City of Chicago Department of Transportation/Greencorps Chicago. Curtis works with the Program Director to insure that the Grant Agreement between the City of Chicago and WRD Environmental is being fulfilled. He is a lifelong resident of Chicago who enjoys sports, traveling and spending time with his family.
Mario Baxtrom
Case Manager
WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago
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Mario Baxtrom is WRD Environmental’s Workforce Development Case Manager for Greencorps Chicago.  He’s primarily responsible for providing employment mentoring to trainees in the subsidized employment experiences to assist in job orientation, developing positive workplace relationships, and reinforcing the standards of performance outlined in the Greencorps Chicago employee handbook. He also provides case management services to trainees during regular meetings on-site and during frequent visits to the trainees’ work sites
Kyle Williams
Project Manager
WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago
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Kyle Williams, Project Manager, grew up in west-suburban Elmhurst and first became involved with corps programs as a corpsmember for the Coconino Rural Environment Corps in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Kyle has been managing projects and providing technical training for Greencorps Chicago since 2013. His professional interests are in developing and delivering quality corps programming that connects participants to life-transforming opportunities.  He is an ISA Certified Arborist, Illinois Prescription Burn Boss, and a Leave No Trace Master Educator.
Joe Sussman
Project Supervisor & Training Coordinator
WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago
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Joe Sussman is the Project Supervisor at Greencorps overseeing our ecological restoration projects, and providing technical and horticultural training in the field.  Joe is passionate about urban and civic ecology, conservation, and natural resources.  He began working with Greencorps as an instructor for the youth program, and transitioned to working for the job training program in 2017. Joe is an ISA certified arborist.
Tavaras Short
Shop Supervisor
WRD Environmental / Greencorps Chicago
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Tavaras Short is the Shop Supervisor at Greencorps Chicago overseeing our daily operations. Tavaras came through Greencorps as a Crew Member in 2010 and transitioned to Crew Supervisor in 2011. By 2014, Tavaras was promoted to Operations Coordinator. In 2018, Tavaras moved on to a company called Cardno as Field Tech Supervisor.  In 2019, Tavaras returned to Greencorps using his knowledge and skills to help new trainees excel.
Tim July
Project Supervisor & Placement Coordinator
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Deshawn Dunn
Crew Supervisor
Signature Staffing / Greencorps Chicago
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Deshawn is a 2016 graduate.  He left Greencorps to work for Cardno for a year.  Now he is back at Greencorps as a Crew Supervisor.
Cal Filkin
Crew Supervisor
Signature Staffing / Greencorps Chicago
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Cal graduated from Greencorps in 2019, and he liked it so much he decided to come back this year. When he’s not out in the woods, Cal likes to cook, play board games, and work on his bicycle. Cal’s favorite wildflower is Ohio spiderwort, his favorite tree is juniper, and his favorite weather is partly cloudy with a slight breeze.
Michael Hendricks
Crew Supervisor
Signature Staffing / Greencorps Chicago
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Michael graduated from Greencorps in 2016.  That year he was named Corpsmember of the Year by the Corps Network.  In 2017 Michael earned his US Forest Service Class A Feller Certification while working for the Southwest Conservation Corps in Durango, Colorado.  He has also spent 2 years on the Jackson Park project in Chicago with Applied Ecological Services.
Lamar Lewis
Crew Supervisor
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Lamar Lewis I’m an 2015 graduate of Greencorps Chicago. In 2016, my skills landed me working with Applied Ecological Services doing ecological restoration which I’ve developed a passion for. Now, in 2020, I’m back at Greencorp as a full time supervisor hoping to share that passion with the new trainees this year.
Jermaine Redmond
Crew Supervisor
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Jermaine Redmond is a strong and professional Supervisor where he helps lead the day-to-day operations. Jermaine is experienced in Pesticide Application, Wilderness Prescription Burning, and 10-Hour OSHA training. Jermaine began training in the field of Ecological Restoration in 2014 when he started at Greencorps Chicago.  He joined Applied Ecological Services in 2015 as a Restoration Field Crew Member on the Jackson Park Restoration project, eventually becoming Construction Supervisor in 2016. Jermaine is excited to share the knowledge he has gained from working in the industry with the crews he supervises this year.
Angela Rodgers
Crew Supervisor
Signature Staffing / Greencorps Chicago
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Angela Rodgers is a 2016 Greencorps graduate who came back as an Advanced Crew member for that winter.  In 2017, Angela was promoted to Crew Supervisor.  She has experience leading crews on City Colleges of Chicago landscaping projects, construction projects with Chicago Park District and restoration projects with the Forest Preserves of Cook County.  This is Angela’s third year as a Crew Supervisor.
Glenn Stovall
Crew Supervisor
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This is Glenn’s first year with Greencorps. Glenn spent last year (2019) as a Forestry Trainee with Openlands. He spent the entire season advancing his knowledge of trees and learning proper tree care skills. Glenn has experience and knowledge with landscaping and urban forestry work. He plans on becoming a certified arborist in the next two years.
Mashawn Thomas
Crew Supervisor
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MaShawn was a part of the 2017 graduating class and then  went on to work for Safety-Kleen where he handled hazardous chemicals. He used the knowledge and certification from Hazwoper 40 hr earned during Greencorps. After that, he worked at another facility called Clean Harbors performing hazardous cleaning in confined spaces at large factories and tankers. I am excited to be back at Greencorps this year as a crew supervisor.