Mountain Studies Institute recently added Jeremy May, Lisa Branner and Priscilla Sherman to their team.
Jeremy May is from Durango and joined the organization as an Americorps Volunteer in service to America. May has 10 years of youth education experience, including wilderness therapy, traditional classroom teaching and volunteer work as a project manager and community organizer with the Village Aid Project in Laos, Nicaragua and Ecuador. He will work to unite mountain communities through the Bridging Mountains Network in his new position.
Lisa Branner was hired as director of development and engagement. She will spearhead fundraising efforts and work to build community connections through outreach in her new position. Branner’s experience includes marketing, public relations and fundraising. She co-founded the Silverton-based company Venture Snowboards, worked previously at Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Durango Nature Studies, and served on the board of San Juan Development Association and Silverton Chamber of Commerce.
Priscilla Sherman was hired as outreach coordinator and will be responsible for outreach, engaging volunteers and overseeing the Silverton Science Center to promote events. She graduated from Prescott College with an environmental studies degree and has a background in education, advocacy and community-based projects.
For more information, call 387-5161.