Madeleine grew up in Bellingham, Washington, sandwiched between the mountains and the sea in the upper left corner of the country. She has always been interested in complex ecosystems and how people relate to their surroundings. Her love for forestry took root while exploring tree and plant identification during her work with the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association in the PNW, and grew through her tree crew and inventory work at the City of Salem, Oregon. Madeleine’s degree in Environmental Science & Spanish from Willamette University and time spent studying in Ecuador and Scotland have fostered her passion for work at the intersection of humans and the environment. Through liaising with partners in the sector, conducting public outreach, and developing the program curriculum, Madeleine is thrilled to pilot Treeforce, The Park People’s first pre-apprenticeship program in urban forestry. Outside of work, Madeleine enjoys spending time outside, traveling, playing rugby and soccer, cooking, playing the piano, drinking tea and coffee, skiing, and climbing. Contact Madeleine.