RCMG received 80 applications this year and completed interviews for the class of 2023 between October 24-Nov 5, 2022.
Applicants were interviewed by pairs of MG volunteers – one with prior interview experience and one without. The feedback from the interviewing teams was strong and positive. They are looking forward to meeting the incoming volunteers.
Thanks to all of the RCMG Interviewers
Thank you for helping to make sure our interviews ran smoothly. We couldn't do this without you!
(Interview Leads) Cherie Skildum, Chris Kraft, Elisa Iha, Jean Kohs, Judie Ginter, Karen Randall, Kay Wimer, Laurie Holmberg, Lesley Perg, Mary Montagne, Nancy Berry, Roger Hintze, Sally Prouty, Sandy McDonald, Sharon Hardy, Tiffa Foster, and Tim Iverson.
(Interview Co-Leads) Beth Fritcher, Chris Strong, Dan Peterson, Danielle Cabot, Debbie Lee, Donna Hall, Helen Weber, Jan Fransen, Jean Kohs, Jennifer Wappula-Svien, Judie Ginter, Laura Logsdon, Mary Montagne, Mindy Johnson, Molly O'Rourke, Nancy Berry, Nancy Glass, Nate Galloway, Sadie Loose, Sharon O'Connor, Sue Grigal, Sue Stein, Susie DeShon, Sylvia Cuellar, Tina Hammer, and Travis Sandland.
Read Comments from the Interviews
Great background, currently helping in Peace Garden and looking to do more with youth
She'll be a great volunteer!
Deep background in gardening with experience in mental health, non-profits, and management
She seems interested, smart, motivated and energetic. Values learning from those she serves
Art direction with life-long garden interest
Will be a great addition to the RCMG program
She is excited to learn more and find a community to learn with
She is very involved with her diverse neighborhood
Has a lot of experience with project management and leadership activities
She's energetic, enthusiastic and loves learning and working with people
We are excited to work with her!
Tech-savvy and interested in helping with tech and administration
Previous Master Gardener from Washington State
Very personable with a sincere interest in learning about plants and plant care
Experience in providing mental health care and wants to engaging people with the teaching and listening skills that he has developed
Interested in connections, collaboration, contributing to community
Experienced journalist and team leader
Enjoys researching and is looking forward to variety of projects to learn more about everything
Very excited about educating others about gardening
Ready to jump into the Master Gardener Volunteer Program
She is curious, enjoys people, wants to learn & share from an educational perspective
She has a lot of experience with people who have communication problems
Environmental science degree and looking to make impact on local level
He is a DEI Activist
Interest in microbiology of fermentation and food preservation
She will be great in the Social Media committee!
Wide range of interests. Good fit for the program
Has strong interest in the MG program because she already completed the Core Course last year through the Pro-Hort class
Demonstrates a strong interest in volunteering
Has a strong interest in working with the community and children
Professional experience working with diverse communities
Second generation Master Gardener
She has a lot to offer and would enhance our program
Passionate about gardening and eager to learn more
Interest in connecting health profession to healing gardens
Speaks Spanish and will be a great asset
Has video experience and may be interested in lending her skills
Interested in bugs and protecting them
Has wonderful grant writing experience
Previous Master Gardener from Florida