So many wonderful people have served as volunteers and interns – vital participants in our Corvallis Environmental Center community.

Here are just a few most recent ones…

Chris McKim
Farm to School Intern, Winter 2012

Chris joins us from Madison, Wisconsin where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Economics. While Chris assists with the production of our Farm to School Program’s wildly popular Tasting Tables at Corvallis-area schools and helped with a small donor campaign. He’s putting that economic mind into action! Chris will shift into a new role in March as our new AmeriCorps Member SAGE garden assistant.  Congrats Chris!


Courtney Wheeler
Environmental Education Intern, Winter 2012

Courtney is an OSU student majoring in nutrition and minoring in horticulture. Originally from Michigan, she worked in Yosemite National Park for seven years and now resides in Portland and Corvallis.  Courtney wants to help people make the connection between health of their bodies with health of their environment, and more specifically, with the health of the local food system that feeds them.  As our Farm to School Environmental Education Intern,  Courtney assisted with garden education curriculum and after-school cooking clubs.

Frazier Thurman
Community Outreach Intern, Winter 2012

Frazier is dedicated to spreading knowledge about sustainable farming, economies and living practices.  She is a horticulture student at LBCC and hopes to have a farm with her husband and two children someday.

As our Community Outreach Intern, Frazier helped the Edible Corvallis Initiative spread the word about fun volunteer opportunities at the SAGE garden and promotes our programs at community events.





Natalia Bueno
CEC Design Intern, Winter 2012



Elizabeth “Izzy” Misley
Sustainable Agriculture Intern, Fall/Winter 2011

Izzy joined us in the fall and winter 2011  for hands-on support in the SAGE garden. As an OSU Agricultural Business Management student, she is drawn to the work of farming and local foods. She spent her time in the garden on various projects, including harvesting produce for the South Corvallis Food Bank and local stone soup kitchens. As well, Izzy is designing and installing a water catchment barrel to be used to water the garden in 2012!

Amelia Yeager

Summer Camp / Sustainable Ag Intern, Summer 2011

Amelia worked with the SAGE summer camps and in the garden last summer.  She gained experience in her field at S.A.G.E – she’s an Environmental Science major (Env. Policy & French minor) studying at Western Washington University.



Emily Olivo
Community Engagement / Summer Camp Intern, Summer 2011

Emily comes to Corvallis from Raliegh, where she is a student at N. Carolina State University.  She is majoring in Wildlife Biology and loves working with kids.  She helped plan and deliver our SAGE Summer Camps and put her creative energy to good use with us last summer.



Kelly Holcomb
Community Engagement Intern, Summer 2011

Kelly worked on event planning and outreach through our Community Engagement Internship position.  You can also find her at the Philomath Library, and hopefully at OSU next year working on a MFA!



Keith Fortenbach
Sustainable Agriculture Intern, Summer 2011

Keith was out in the garden last summer working on his green thumb! He’s an engineering student at OSU and was in the Navy for 5 years. Keith is enthusiastic about learning more about gardening and is interested in water resources issues as they relate to sustainable farming.



marinnaMarinna Guzy
Sustainable Agriculture Intern, Summer 2011

Marinna is an Environmental Studies major at Vassar College, but grew up in Corvallis.  She’s excited about increasing community access to fresh food and is also excited to use her filmmaking skills to create a mini-documentary about S.A.G.E! UPDATE: Check out Marinna’s SAGE documentary on You Tube HERE!




Melissa Sloan
Sustainable Agriculture Intern, Summer 2011

Melissa is an OSU student studying Environmental Science and Geography. She’s an avid rower and gave her strength to S.A.G.E last summer! She’s looking forward to learning more about how the garden works and getting her hands into the dirt.