Ari DeMarco is the Seasonal Conservation Technician. She primarily supports the EDRR invasive weed program by treating plants in the field and providing GIS mapping assistance in the office, but also helps with field monitoring and other District programs.
Ari holds a degree in Biology from Lewis & Clark College and a MS in Sustainable Forestry from Oregon State University. Her academic work focused on entomology and forest health, while her professional work has mainly involved invasive species.
Before joining WMSWCD, Ari worked at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest, staffed a remote research station for The Nature Conservancy, and otherwise sampled the myriad joys of seasonal technician work. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, gardening, and traveling, and she has volunteered as an insect collection curator, as well as for Mt. Pisgah Arboretum and Point Blue Conservation Science.