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Meet the interns

Drake McElroy - 2019

Born in Reno, NV

Age:  37

Progeny:  Blaise, Marlo, Oliver

Obligations:  Dad to kiddos, draw, make tattoos, create, friend, and learn.

Needs: Healthy offspring, dirty hands and wind in my face

Language:  English, charades, doodling, and music

Travel:  To the ends of the earth, I’ll get there. I grew up following my dad through the high desert landscapes of NV with binoculars, fishing pole, or Bow and Arrow. I had an odd job riding Motorcycles professionally from 2000- 2016. I have ridden and worked projects and events on every continent but Antarctica.

Park Farm:  I enjoy being around plants and animals. I have always kept some form of garden or landscape alive. I would like to involve my 2 younger children to learn as we grow.

Lola Nixon & Bethany Matthews - 2018-2020

Lola is currently a freshman at the University of Nevada, Reno and is pursuing a degree in Environmental Science with a focus on conservation and sustainability.  As a high school student, she was a member of Future Farmers of America (FFA) and she is passionate about sustainable farming techniques and loves connecting with members of the community through plants.  She looks forward to contributing to solutions in our community that address climate change and social/ecological justice.

Bethany Matthews is a freshman at the University of Nevada, Reno.  As a high school student she was heavily involved with Future Farmers of America (FFA) and was the Sierra Nevada FFA's Treasurer in 2018-2019 and is their Secretary for the 2019-2020 school year.  Her passion lies with agriculture and educating the world about their food.  She volunteers at Park Farm so that she can pursue her passions.

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