HISTORY

Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) is a small, community-oriented non-profit organization based within the Tahoe Truckee Region. We started in 1994 as a small group of parents and teachers...

Missy Mohler

Executive Director

530-582-2719

missy@4swep.org

Ashley Phillips

Program Director

530-208-6154

ashley@4swep.org

Tatum Sandvigen

Field Instructor

949-371-1041

tatum@4swep.org

Jenna Granger

Field Instructor

530-320-4356

jenna@4swep.org

Deena Karuna

Bookkeeper

530-320-8366

deena@4swep.org

Lily Murnane

Intern- North Tahoe High School

Ben Anderson

Intern - Truckee High School

Evan Anderson

Intern - Truckee High School

Izzy Bertram

Intern - Sierra Nevada College

Olivia Duner

Intern 

BOARD MEMBERS

Tamara Anderson

Board Member Since 2006

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At a time when place-based and service learning were new ideas, a few like minded individuals including myself gathered together to form SWEP.  As an educator, I was looking for ways to engage my students in their immediate environment to foster stewardship for our very unique watershed. Our original vision for SWEP has flourished becoming the incredible organization it is today. 

Sally Lyon

Treasurer

Board Member Since 2015

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I joined the SWEP board because I share a passion in educating and empowering children to make a positive difference in our environment. SWEP brings many benefits to our community including collaborating with our local schools and bringing attention to many pertinent environmental issues.

Kelsey Porter

Board Secretary

Board Member Since 2017

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I joined the SWEP board because I love learning with and from youth in the outdoors! SWEP inspires a curiosity for the natural world and teaches kids that learning can happen outside of the classroom, with their hands and feet in their backyard streams and rivers.

Kirsten Pekarek

Board Member Since 2017

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I've been lucky to experience SWEP first-hand and through my children. SWEP's hands-on science, environmental, and sustainability programming empowers our students and community to make real-world changes for our environment. The more our students and community engage with nature and our special watershed, the more likely they will be to protect this beautiful place we call home.

Anne Silvern

Board Member Since 2019

I joined the SWEP Board because I was inspired by the incredible staff and by their passion in making this world a better place through our children. With all of the environmental challenges that exist in our world, SWEP’s programs give our students the tools and the belief that they can and will make a positive impact with their actions and voices.  

Julie Brisbin

Board Member Since 2018

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Bringing environmental awareness and advocacy into the classroom is a passion of mine. SWEP's integrated, creative, and thoughtful approach in delivering science programming to students is unparalleled in our area. Students grasp topics that matter within our local environment, and use their love of their own backyard to tackle larger, more global issues through the lens of SWEP's curriculum.

Andrea Batie

Board Member Since 2016

I love the outreach with our local community and their educational programming.

Maggie Bockius

Board Member Since 2016

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SWEP provides hands on field studies for the students in TTUSD. Students passion and curiosity are sparked during SWEP lessons. I joined to keep these powerful opportunities for our students. Students have a deeper respect and knowledge about the Tahoe/Truckee watershed and become stewards for its protection.

Carrie Wyss​

Board Member Since 2018

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I joined the Swep board because I share a passion in educating and empowering children to make a positive difference in our environment. Swep brings many benefits to our community including collaborating with our local schools and bringing attention to many pertinent environmental issues.