New One Truckee River family members!

Out with the (beloved) old; in with the new!

This past August we said farewell to our wonderful OTR AmeriCorps members, Emily Ulrich, Meg Parker, Cessie Pulleyn, and Nick Mazzoni. A month later, our new ones came aboard!

Meet Elise Traywick and Patricia Tierney:


I am originally from North Carolina, but have spent the past several years of my life studying at New York University in Manhattan, where I recently received a degree in Environmental Studies. Now, I’m taking on the West, with a goal of helping the environment while serving the community. My favorite things in the world are dogs, cats, and yummy vegan food. I’m incredibly excited to start exploring and contributing to this wonderful part of the country.


I’m a native Floridian with a deep-seated love for all things nature. The wide open spaces and outdoor recreational opportunities of this vicinity lured me out west.  However, it was the opportunity to serve the Reno community in “helping ensure that a healthy, thriving sustainable Truckee River is connected to the hearts and minds of the people” that had me commit to relocating here with my little dog, Frisky. I bring a diverse background related to science education, conservation, environmental study and protection, and having fun outdoors.