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Sarah Ashcraft-Johnson

Sarah Ashcraft-Johnson joined JDCF as a Project Manager Trainee in May of 2023. After completing her Bachelor’s of Environmental Science at Loyola University Chicago, she worked as a restoration technician in Illinois prairies, wetlands, and woodlands for over...

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Hillary Holt

Hillary is excited to return home to NW Illinois and to join the important work of JDCF. She graduated from Morrison High School before attending the University of Illinois at Chicago to receive her Bachelors in Biology, and going on to receive her Masters in Zoology...

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Anna Cockey

Anna joined JDCF as a NISC Restoration Technician in February 2023. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2021 with a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management. After working a variety of seasonal land stewardship jobs from Montana to Vermont, she is...

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Mike Isacco

Mike joined JDCF as a NISC Restoration Technician in March 2023. He graduated from Christopher Newport University with a degree in Environmental Studies in the Fall of 2022. Originally from the East Coast, this is his first introduction to the Midwest. He is excited...

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Austin Wachter

Austin Wachter joined JDCF as a Preserve Manager for Big Sky Nature Reserve in January of 2023. He graduated from River Ridge High School and later went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry...

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