Carly Lettero, 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, 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. 

Jay Baker, Intern

Jay Baker is an interdisciplinary artist from Colorado and New Mexico. He holds a BA in Visual and Performing Arts with emphases in creative music and film studies from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He has also worked as a member of various artistic communities in New Mexico, such as Basement Films and The Roost Creative Music Series. He is pursuing his MA in Environmental Arts and Humanities, and his studies at OSU revolve around creative residency programs, land conservation, social/environmental justice, and the relationships between them.