Carly Lettero, Program Manager

Carly Lettero is the Program Manager of the Spring Creek Project and the Associate Director of Arts, Science, Humanities, and Technology Integration at OSU's Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts. She is an interdisciplinary researcher, writer, and community organizer. She holds a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in applied ethics, anthropology, and sociology from Oregon State University and a BA in creative writing from University of Nevada, Reno. She co-founded Communities Take Charge, a grassroots program that encourages residents to reduce their carbon emissions and become active in local climate change movements. The Communities Take Charge program is being replicated throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Shelley Stonebrook, Program Coordinator

Shelley Stonebrook is an editor, writer, gardener, and environmental advocate. She earned a Master of Arts in English, with a special interest in environmental criticism and theory, from the University of Kansas. Originally from Oregon, she also holds a BA in English from Western Oregon University. Before becoming program coordinator of the Spring Creek Project, Shelley enjoyed six years as Mother Earth News magazine's senior editor, a role that strengthened her passion for practical skills that help us live more simply and connect more conscientiously with the resources around us. In addition to editing, her past experience includes marketing, web management, social media, and teaching as well as several hands-on pursuits, such as working as an organic farmer here in the Willamette Valley. She believes in the revolutionary power of a vegetable garden as much as she does the mind-altering potential of great writing.