Published on September 19, 2019

Two TerraCorps Service Members Join the Tidmarsh Team

In early September, Mass Audubon welcomed 12 TerraCorps Service Members to its staff. TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps program in Massachusetts, and each service member will serve for a total of 1,700 hours over the next 11 months at different sanctuaries across the state.

Tidmarsh is one of the sanctuaries participating in this exciting initiative, and we're thrilled to welcome our two new TerraCorps team members—Robert Kearns and Alissa Young!

Robert Kearns - TerraCorps service member

Robert Kearns
Youth & Community Education Coordinator

Robert grew up on the South Shore in Braintree and has a great appreciation for the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth. He graduated in spring 2019 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BS in Environmental Science. Now that he's at Tidmarsh, Robert is excited to get involved and create programs for the Plymouth community over the next 11 months!

In his free time, Robert is involved in the Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter as the Outings Chair as well as the Executive Committee Secretary. His favorite activities include hiking, kayaking, boating, and swimming. 

Alissa Young - TerraCorps service member

Alissa Young
Land Stewardship Coordinator

Alissa is captivated by the connectivity of the natural world and has studied a variety of ecosystems. She graduated in 2018 from the University of Vermont with a BS in Wildlife Biology and Natural Resources. In her time at Tidmarsh, she'll be assisting with several projects related to land management and conservation across Mass Audubon's South Shore Sanctuaries. Alissa is excited to engage South Shore community members in land stewardship practices while emphasizing the importance of this work for the overall landscape and ecosystem health. 

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending quality time with her family, friends, and pets.