Welcome to our Summer AmeriCorps Members!

We have two awesome new Summer AmeriCorps members at MWA this year! We’d like to wish them a warm welcome to our team!

Carlee Shreve (Education and Outreach):

Carlee was born and raised in the magnificent Laurel Highlands. A majority of her life was spent tucked beneath the tree’s and anchored to the earth, running through her family’s property. Carlee’s most prominent childhood memories include picking wild blackberries, dodging jagger bushes, and drinking from the natural spring.

Carlee has always loved being engulfed in nature. The water has always held a special place in her heart. Any water will do — the roaring Yough, the crick near her house, or the closest swimming pool are all fine places to spend several hours. Following this passion, Carlee became a competitive swimmer at the age of five, and swam for over 15 years.

While attending Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, Carlee flourished in art and design. While at Chatham, Carlee had the opportunity to intern for local non-profit organizations and artists. She graduated in 2023 with a double major in International Business and Graphic Design.

After graduation, Carlee was drawn back to the mountains, a place where some of her best memories live. Her favorite hiking trail is only a drive away (Hemlock Trails at Laurel Hill State Park), her favorite coffee is on the way to work (Silver Horse Coffee), and the best raspberry cheesecake ice cream is served just down the road (Ligonier Creamery).

Aidan Kane (Conservation Field Assistant)

Aidan is serving at Mountain Watershed Association this summer through Americorps as the Conservation Field Assistant. 

Aidan is from Virginia, but his family has roots in western Pennsylvania. He grew up in the outdoors, and always felt a strong connection with nature (despite sleeping through a couple family canoe trips as a kid).

With a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management from West Virginia University, Aidan is excited to put his field experience to work!

During his time in college, Aidan became a river guide on the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle. Spending every day on the water provided motivation to pursue a career in environmental stewardship. 

After earning his degree In Morgantown, Aidan relocated to Ohiopyle to guide full time. When he’s not in the field or working on the river, he spends his free time kayaking, fly fishing, rafting, hiking, and climbing in and around the state park.

As the Conservation Field Assistant, Aidan is excited for the opportunity to serve the community and help protect the places that have provided the foundation for the rest of his career.