Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight

January 2017

Kirk Brown, Kirk’s Lawn Care

Kirk Brown first learned about GreenAllies and the Althouse Arboretum on Facebook less than two years ago and reached out to see how he could help.  His initiation to GreenAllies was when he became one of the volunteers who helped with the initial demolition work on our farmhouse.  He continued to help by planting trees and clearing trails and most recently used his lawn care business equipment and expertise to help create our new addition to the Children’s Forest Trail.  On January 7th, Kirk donated the use of his time and resources to help collect trees from residents for our Christmas Tree Recycling Day.  All this on top of being one of the Althouse Arboretum’s sponsors!

Kirk started Kirk’s Lawn Care business at an early age (at 12! read more here!).  He is proud to market his business as a “tech-savvy approach to land care” and has been working in the region ever since.

If he is not working on his business, Kirk enjoys running with the Sly Fox Track Club in Pottstown and competes in several races each year.

“I strongly agree with the principles of GreenAllies to educate others on the environment.  I look forward to the continued success of GreenAllies and the Althouse Arboretum.  I will continue to help and support the arboretum whenever possible.”  And we are grateful. Thanks Kirk.

November 2016

Steve Leo, Web Designsteveleo

A chance conversation at an “Over 30 Basketball League” was the beginning of Steve Leo’s involvement with GreenAllies.

When Ken Hamilton started discussing some of the environmental projects he was overseeing, Steve jumped in and immediately offered help with a website for the organization. Since then Steve has worked with many volunteers and staff to develop and host several websites for the GreenAllies organization. His amazing knowledge and willingness to help has placed Steve at the top of our volunteer list and is an example of how GreenAllies has become a community of people working together for a great cause. Steve continues to work with GreenAllies to manage and maintain content on the site.

Building websites for non-profits, for-profit, and youth sports organizations is a hobby of Steve’s that he has been doing in his spare time for over 12 years. His full-time ‘day-job’ is working in Program Delivery/IT for Aetna.

Besides websites and working for a health insurance company, Steve has worked as a lighting & visual director for former Warner Bros/Sire recording artists The Ocean Blue, for the past 25+ years. Most recently, he was able to tour with them through a 10-city South American tour this past summer.

Steve is married, has two sons and resides in Bedminster, PA.

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