Habitat Restoration Crew Lead



TJ joined the Thurston Conservation District as the Habitat Restoration Crew Lead in April 2022. TJ is an army veteran and serves as a member of the National Guard. TJ first joined TCD’s field crew team as a Veteran Conservation Corps intern and has since taken a leadership role on the crew.

TJ and his crewmates work on habitat restoration projects in Thurston County. TJ and his crew spend most of their time removing invasive plant species, performing maintenance on existing plants, and installing new plants.

Outside of his time with TCD, TJ is pursuing a degree in environmental science at a local college. When he’s not hiking, rock climbing, or exploring nature, you can find him playing drums or guitar.

Educational Degrees & Certifications/Licenses:

  • Associates of Science in Environmental Studies
  • Pesticide Applicators License (Aquatic Endorsement)