Carly Lettero, Spring Creek Project Program Manager
Carly Lettero, Program Manager of the Spring Creek Project, 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. In addition to directing Spring Creek Project, she is also the program manger of the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative at Oregon State University. 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, Spring Creek Project 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.
Emily Grubby, Spring Creek Project Intern
Emily is an M.A. student in OSU's Environmental Arts and Humanities program who loves few things more than words and being in the woods. She was raised in Baltimore, but most recently her heart hails from the White Mountains of New Hampshire. There, she discovered a deep sense of belonging in place, and since moving to the Pacific Northwest, she’s delighted to find the moral responsibilities of that sense actively shaping her graduate career. For Spring Creek Project, Emily assists with event planning, writing and editing program materials, marketing outreach, and more.