Martin Aksentowitz Joins San Isabel

San Isabel welcomes Martin Aksentowitz, our new Americorps/VISTA volunteer!

Martin was raised in Phoenix, spending much of his youth playing in the ponderosa pine forests in Northern Arizona. He graduated in 2008 with a BA in History, and minor in Anthropology. After graduation, Martin served his first term in AmeriCorps with the Northern Arizona Conservation Corps on a trail crew. His experience there led him to join the Peace Corps, where he served in Moldova as a Health Education in Schools and Communities volunteer. Upon returning in Fall 2013, he enrolled in the Master of Forestry program at Michigan Technological University, and finished in Fall 2014.


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Joining San Isabel in February 2015 as an AmeriCorps volunteer, Martin is supporting San Isabel with a variety of new initiatives, including the development of interpretive signage for the Bluff Park in Westcliffe and stewardship and restoration projects. He also assists in preparing baseline surveys and monitoring properties under SILPT stewardship.

In his free time, Martin enjoys cycling, hiking, fishing, and hunting, as well as restoring old tools and leather working. While in Westcliffe, Martin looks forward to spending time in the mountains, as well as checking out the local wine bar!



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