Suzanne Etgen  Executive Director  setgen@aacps.org

Suzanne Etgen
Executive Director
setgen@aacps.org

 As the part-time Systems Administrator for WSA, Trish maintains the WSA database and day to day financial processing for the office. Her background includes almost 20 years of environmental engineering and project management experience, including creating Watershed Management Plans and working alongside EPA developing the Stormwater Phase II Rule. In 2009, while she was a Steward in Class 2, she stepped in to help WSA while Suzanne was on maternity leave. After intermittently assisting WSA over the years, Trish joined the staff in 2015.  Since moving to Maryland in 2008, Trish is enjoying her semi-retirement by spending her time with her family on the Magothy River.   Favorite native plant:  Black eye susan  (Rudbeckia hirta)    Fun Fact:  If Trish is not on the water, she can be found doing home renovations.

As the part-time Systems Administrator for WSA, Trish maintains the WSA database and day to day financial processing for the office. Her background includes almost 20 years of environmental engineering and project management experience, including creating Watershed Management Plans and working alongside EPA developing the Stormwater Phase II Rule. In 2009, while she was a Steward in Class 2, she stepped in to help WSA while Suzanne was on maternity leave. After intermittently assisting WSA over the years, Trish joined the staff in 2015.

Since moving to Maryland in 2008, Trish is enjoying her semi-retirement by spending her time with her family on the Magothy River.

Favorite native plant: Black eye susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Fun Fact: If Trish is not on the water, she can be found doing home renovations.

Trish Hennessy-Webb
Systems Administrator
thennessy-webb@aacps.org

 As WSA’s Development and Communications Coordinator, Katie engages with individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations to further develop WSA’s vision. She oversees WSA's social media, website, e-newsletters, print publications and organizes events.  Katie graduated from Stevenson University with a degree in Business Communication. Prior to joining WSA, Katie was a Communications Coordinator for a church in Howard County.  In her spare time, you can find Katie wandering the aisles of the local library, organizing a game night with friends, or walking with her husband and pitbull around Crofton.   Favorite native plant:  Sweetbay Magnolia ( Magnolia virginiana )   Fun fact:  Katie has a knack for finding local bakeries and ice cream shops while traveling (and trying as many as she can)   

As WSA’s Development and Communications Coordinator, Katie engages with individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations to further develop WSA’s vision. She oversees WSA's social media, website, e-newsletters, print publications and organizes events.

Katie graduated from Stevenson University with a degree in Business Communication. Prior to joining WSA, Katie was a Communications Coordinator for a church in Howard County.

In her spare time, you can find Katie wandering the aisles of the local library, organizing a game night with friends, or walking with her husband and pitbull around Crofton.

Favorite native plant: Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana)

Fun fact: Katie has a knack for finding local bakeries and ice cream shops while traveling (and trying as many as she can)

 

Katie Foster
Development and Communications Coordinator
kefoster@aacps.org

 As WSA’s Outreach Coordinator, Haley supports the WSA network of Stewards and Consortium by organizing continuing education and networking opportunities. Additionally, Haley coordinates the Steward Action Groups, oversees the Backyard Buffer Program and manages Steward project tracking and mapping.  Haley graduated from Towson University in the May 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science and Studies with a concentration on Health. At Towson, she spent most of her time with the Student Environmental Organization advocating for environmental issues and coordinating local projects around the community. This is where she discovered her passion for restoring local communities. Haley joined the WSA team in August of 2017 as a Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer.  In her free time, Haley loves camping trips, live music, cooking and visiting her family.   Favorite Native:  Pawpaw Tree  (Asimina triloba)    Fun Fact:  Haley loves cooking and has an affinity for Asian cuisine and mushrooms.

As WSA’s Outreach Coordinator, Haley supports the WSA network of Stewards and Consortium by organizing continuing education and networking opportunities. Additionally, Haley coordinates the Steward Action Groups, oversees the Backyard Buffer Program and manages Steward project tracking and mapping.

Haley graduated from Towson University in the May 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science and Studies with a concentration on Health. At Towson, she spent most of her time with the Student Environmental Organization advocating for environmental issues and coordinating local projects around the community. This is where she discovered her passion for restoring local communities. Haley joined the WSA team in August of 2017 as a Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer.

In her free time, Haley loves camping trips, live music, cooking and visiting her family.

Favorite Native: Pawpaw Tree (Asimina triloba)

Fun Fact: Haley loves cooking and has an affinity for Asian cuisine and mushrooms.

Haley Denton
Outreach Coordinator
cont-hdenton@aacps.org

 In her role as Restoration Coordinator, Zoe provides support for the Clean Water Communities program, the Riverwise Congregations program, the Master Watershed Steward Certification program, outreach and support to Consortium members, and management support for larger restoration projects.  Zoe earned her Masters in Landscape Architecture from University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to joining WSA, Zoe was a landscape designer focused on stormwater management projects. Having collaborated with engineers and other designers, she has experience with conservation landscaping, rain gardens and more highly engineered bioretention solutions.  Plants hold a special place in her heart and she loves a well thought out planting plan. Plants are also her weakness; her husband and son kindly let her find a spot for any plant she brings home.   Favorite native plant:  American Witch Hazel  (Hamamelis virginiana)    

In her role as Restoration Coordinator, Zoe provides support for the Clean Water Communities program, the Riverwise Congregations program, the Master Watershed Steward Certification program, outreach and support to Consortium members, and management support for larger restoration projects.

Zoe earned her Masters in Landscape Architecture from University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to joining WSA, Zoe was a landscape designer focused on stormwater management projects. Having collaborated with engineers and other designers, she has experience with conservation landscaping, rain gardens and more highly engineered bioretention solutions.

Plants hold a special place in her heart and she loves a well thought out planting plan. Plants are also her weakness; her husband and son kindly let her find a spot for any plant she brings home.

Favorite native plant: American Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

 

Zoe Clarkwest
Restoration Coordinator
jclarkwest@aacps.org

 As WSA's Program Coordinator, Noelle supports several different initiatives, including Clean Water Communities, RiverWise Congregations, and the Master Watershed Steward Certification Course. She organizes events, provides mentorship and support to stewards, and measures WSA's impact by collecting and analyzing "Steward stats."  A native of Los Angeles, Noelle has a PhD in English from UCLA, and spent more than a decade teaching literature courses at universities in California, New York, and Ohio before arriving in Annapolis with her family in 2013. Prior to joining WSA's team full time, she was an instructor at the United States Naval Academy. Noelle enjoys hiking in regional parks with her family, and all things related to food. She's happiest when she finds ways to combine those two hobbies.   Favorite native plant:  Bee Balm  (monarda didyma)    Fun facts:  Noelle met her husband at a conference on British Romanticism in England's Lake District. She is a member of Master Watershed Steward Class 10, and a resident of Pines on the Severn, one of WSA's 2018 Clean Water Communities.

As WSA's Program Coordinator, Noelle supports several different initiatives, including Clean Water Communities, RiverWise Congregations, and the Master Watershed Steward Certification Course. She organizes events, provides mentorship and support to stewards, and measures WSA's impact by collecting and analyzing "Steward stats."

A native of Los Angeles, Noelle has a PhD in English from UCLA, and spent more than a decade teaching literature courses at universities in California, New York, and Ohio before arriving in Annapolis with her family in 2013. Prior to joining WSA's team full time, she was an instructor at the United States Naval Academy. Noelle enjoys hiking in regional parks with her family, and all things related to food. She's happiest when she finds ways to combine those two hobbies.

Favorite native plant: Bee Balm (monarda didyma)

Fun facts: Noelle met her husband at a conference on British Romanticism in England's Lake District. She is a member of Master Watershed Steward Class 10, and a resident of Pines on the Severn, one of WSA's 2018 Clean Water Communities.

Noelle Chao
Program Coordinator
nchao@aacps.org