Wisconsin Conservation Corps Division Staff
Director of Wisconsin Conservation Corps
Eric started with WisCorps in August 2021 as the Director of Conservation Corps Programs. Before coming to WisCorps, Eric and his fiancé were thru-hiking the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Eric grew up in Madison, Wisconsin but had been out west living and working in California for the better part of a decade. More recently, he worked for the American Conservation Experience, another non-profit corps, as the Pacific West Director and was responsible for developing models and launching programs based in California, Oregon & Hawaii. Eric got his start in conservation corps as a AmeriCorps member in 2012 and then transitioned into a wilderness Crew Lead before pursuing AmeriCorps program support and non-profit administration. He holds a Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Crew Program Coordinator
Kevin Rossi was born and raised in the great state of Michigan; (mid)west coast = best coast! After receiving his bachelors degree in Cinema Art and Science from Columbia College Chicago, Kevin spent several years as a manager at a movie theater before, looking for a change, he typed “Montana outdoor jobs” into Google. Four corps and five states (MT, ME, MA, CO and NH) later, Kevin just can’t seem to leave the woods, and is excited to continue his career in conservation back in the Midwest alongside a great staff at WisCorps.
When not out in the field, Kevin enjoys playing the ukulele, reading a good book, and making others laugh.
Crew Program Manager
Paul began his career with conservation non-profits as a Crew Member with the Wisconsin Conservation Corps in the spring of 2017. Since leaving WCC in the summer of 2018, he has worked with three other conservation non-profits in Arizona and New Hampshire. Paul began his work as the Crew Program Manager for WCC in March of 2022, fulfilling a dream of returning to the organization where his conservation career began. Paul is passionate about the Saguaro cactus, engaging young adults in the conservation corps lifestyle, promoting service projects on public lands, and spending time in the outdoors with the people he loves. Paul is from Madison, Wisconsin, but he now calls the Driftless Area his home.
Crew Program Coordinator
David began his journey in conservation studying at UW-Stevens Point, earning a degree in Land Use Planning. In 2018 he completed a Leadership term of service with Montana Conservation Corps. He then spent three consecutive fields seasons (2019-2021) with WisCorps. More recently, David helped develop a Trails Supervisor role with the City of Peoria, AZ.
His passion for all things nature is deeply rooted from growing up in rural Wisconsin. David has had the privilege to embark on many backpacking and canoe trips through a beloved club, High Adventure.
When not overseeing field crews, you can find David dancing to live music, singing karaoke and playing outdoors.
Pronouns: He / Him
Individual Placement Program Manager
Holly Pierro grew up in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. While her love of the outdoors didn’t begin until adulthood, this passion led her to working many seasonal jobs across the country including as a Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leader with Montana Conservation Corps. Holly has worked mostly in Environmental Education, and eventually took on a Coordinator role at a small non-profit camp in California for three years. She is excited to head up WisCorps' Individual Placement Program!
Holly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Texas A&M University, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Environmental Science from University of Idaho. When not at Wiscorps, she enjoys hiking with her husband and their two dogs.