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Rachael BahreRachael Bahre

Development & Communications Coordinator

Rachael relocated to Fort Collins, Colorado to work with the Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC), in April 2012. Originally from the east coast, she is a graduate of Unity College in Unity, Maine, where she studied Environmental Writing. As a youth, she became passionate about corps programs when she had her first corps experience in high school. She followed up that term with three other conservation corps programs throughout the years to support her appreciation of the environment and community.

In 2009, during her most recent participation in a corps program, she worked with EarthCorps, located in Seattle, Washington. This program allowed her to diversify her corps experience by doing habitat restoration while working along side folks from all around the globe. She is thrilled to be working on the developmental side of a corps program and supporting the LCCC crews throughout the year. When Rachael is not working, she likes to read, cook and backpack.

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Mark JohnstonMark Johnston

WIA Center Manager

Mark has lived in Fort Collins, Colorado for the last fourteen years. He stumbled upon the area with a group of classmates from Western Illinois University as he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Adventure Recreation. Mark began his professional work in Fort Collins with Turning Point Center for Youth and Family Development, a drug and alcohol treatment center for youth.

After leading wilderness therapy trips and providing employment transition support for three years to youth, Mark was offered an opportunity to career counsel low-income youth at the Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development which ultimately led to Mark’s current position as the Adult and Youth Training Services Manager at the Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development.

Mark enjoys supporting Maelly and the rest of the Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) team. Mark’s hobbies, outside of spending time with his two sons and wife includes working in his perennial and vegetable gardens. You may even see Mark make a surprise visit to the Agricorps youth as they support local farmers in our community.

Daniel MarottiDaniel Marotti

Program Coordinator

Dan has called northern Colorado home for the past seven years. He received his degree in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from Colorado State University. Dan has made it a professional goal to improve the community, and has done so through his work as a Conservation Corps member, endangered fish technician, forester, and environmental educator. Dan loves all things outdoors, including hiking, biking, running, slacklining, archery, backpacking, kayaking, frisbee, or just a nice picnic.

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Maelly Oropeza Maelly Oropeza

Corps Manager

As a non-Colorado native, Maelly got here as quickly as he could. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Cultural Anthropology, he headed to the Pacific Northwest to Olympia, Washington. As an AmeriCorps volunteer for the Washington Conservation Corps, he found his calling in the corps experience and youth development. Since 2004, Maelly has overseen the sustainability of the Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) and its overall direction.

As a father of two boys, he still finds time to enjoy his other passions which include anything bicycle related, traveling the country seeing live music, camping with his family, and all things Kansas Basketball.

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Phone: (970) 498-6660

200 West Oak Street, Ste. 5000
Fort Collins, Colorado 80521