By YES! Program Manager Shelli-Kae Foster
Jonathan came to YES! in a halo. Literally. He had screws in his head and his neck was in a halo brace from a car accident. Did I mention the brace was lined with wool? Our first weeks in the office found us sweltering in 90 degree temperatures and being environmentally conscious, we certainly were not going to break down and put the air conditioning on! But, Jon came to his new job, sat at his desk, sweltered in the heat with his wool brace and got busy getting to know the YES! program. He brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the Program from his first days on the job and his 100% effort continued for the 3 years he worked as the West-Central YES! Coordinator. Along the way, I came to appreciate his “can-do” attitude and willingness to always try something new. Myself and the YES! staff wish Jonathan well in his new position at the Middle Fork Crow River Watershed and we look forward to collaborating with him in the future.