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TreeFolks Young Professionals

TreeFolks Young Professionals (ages 21 – 40ish) volunteer, educate, fundraise, and build community in support of the mission of TreeFolks: planting, caring for, and giving people free trees to plant!

TreeFolks Young Professionals

TreeFolks Young Professionals (ages 21 – 40ish) volunteer, educate, fundraise, and build community in support of the mission of TreeFolks: planting, caring for, and giving people free trees to plant!

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Service

TreeFolks has planted more than 2.8 million trees across Central Texas. TreeFolks Young Professionals’ volunteerism and gifts support the next million.

Social

Keep up with us on Instagram or our Meetup.com group and make new friends at group volunteer events and socials like tree ID hikes and Solstice parties.

🔟 for the 🌳s

Take involvement to greater heights with our Ten [minutes] for the Trees pledge where members dedicate 10 minutes/week toward trees/TreeFolks and share what they did, thought of, or learned in our membership community each week. (optional)

Membership

Grow your positive environmental impact, knowledge, and circle of friends by becoming a TreeFolks Young Professional Member.

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Upcoming Events

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Single Tree

$ 20

Per Year
  • $20 Donated to TreeFolks
  • Event Discounts
  • Exclusive BAND App Community
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • TreeFolks YP T-Shirt
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GroveMost Popular

$ 60

Per Year
  • $60 Donated to TreeFolks
  • Event Discounts
  • Exclusive BAND App Community
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • TreeFolks YP T-Shirt
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Forest

$ 100+

Per Year
  • $100 Donated to TreeFolks
  • Event Discounts
  • Exclusive BAND App Community
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • TreeFolks YP T-Shirt
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Meet Our Core Team:

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TreeFolks Young Professionals Core Team members volunteer to help plan social, educational, volunteer, and fundraising events to help engage young professionals in planting trees and caring for the environment.

James Odom

Environmental Consultant

"I spend the majority of my free time outside in the many forests and green spaces of central Texas. Volunteering with tree folks provides an opportunity to measurably improve the health of my community and preserve its beauty for years to come."

Elizabeth Bennett

Consulting Associate Manager

"I love being out in nature and am passionate about environmental issues. Unfortunately, the focus of my work is in a different area, so I was excited to find Treefolks to lend my time and energy toward such a great cause."

Andrew Overby

Product Manager

"I have always been interested in environmental & nature-related topics, and spend a lot of time outside when I can. In the past, I've done some gardening, and look forward to helping plant lots of trees!"

Alexis Dorn

Product Manager

"As a Product Manager for a grant making solution, I am a witness to the large financial need in our community for environmental programs. I'd like to bring my passion for these causes away from the computer and outside in nature and my Austin community. I believe in the One Health approach, where the health of our environment is intertwined with the health of animals and our community. I've worked, volunteered and sat on the board of other animal welfare and community development nonprofits."

Amanda Sullivan

Environmental Educator

"I am passionate about connecting children to nature. It makes me smile when they pick up a big-as-your-face sycamore leaf or try to hug a live oak as a class. Volunteering to create positive environmental impacts brings me joy and purpose. I think the benefits trees give a beautiful example of the interconnectedness between people & the land. I am thrilled to serve others in this capacity."

Rick Hammond

Park Planner

"I’ve always loved being outdoors, immersing myself in nature. I’m grateful to have a job that takes me all over the state, exploring the many state parks that Texas has to offer. TreeFolks allows me to use my skills and give back on a local level."

Jackie Vay

Outdoor Education Specialist

"As an Austin native I have always enjoyed the many green spaces our city has to offer. TreeFolks helps me get outside more and gives me the opportunity to improve our local environment together. I’m excited to be a part of the team!"

Lexi Elio

Policy Analyst

"I am passionate about the power of policy to improve quality of life and protect natural resources. While my work provides an abstract understanding of the environment, it is important to me to enjoy our city’s beautiful natural areas and diverse communities, too. TreeFolks offers the opportunity to ground my green advocacy in a like-minded team and get my hands dirty in the best way — planting trees!"

Kelsey Daugherty

Attorney

"For as long as I can remember, I have spent every second possible outside. I love nature and am passionate about preserving our beautiful surroundings for Austinites now and for generations to come. Volunteering with TreeFolks is special because it allows me to give back to the community while doing what I love!"

Sam Levin

Product Manager

"I've always valued the chance to make a positive impact in my community and strongly believe everyone needs to play a part in supporting the environment and local ecosystems. TreeFolks provides a great opportunity to improve our community and connect with other like-minded environmental advocates. I'm excited to play my part!"

Ronald Downs

Business Analyst

"Outside of my career, I enjoy spending time in nature and giving back to the ATX community. Austin TreeFolks offers the chance to make a positive impact on our local community and environment at large."

Sabina Sheppard-Olivares

Veterinary Oncologist

"The best part of living and working in Central Texas are the green spaces and urban forest. I love TreeFolks' mission of building community through planting trees!"

Kristina Gaudin

Teacher

"I work as a Teaching Assistant in a Montessori School. Nature and education are huge parts of my life. In my free time I love to hike, learn about birds, read, and learn about botany. TreeFolks gives me a chance to address my concerns about our climate and the environment in a positive and productive way."

Rosaline Chen

Analytics Consultant

"I love all things related to sustainability and zero-waste lifestyles, and I love helping others tap into their environmentally-conscious best selves to save our planet. My favorite tree encounter has been the redwoods in California. You know that feeling of when you're a tiny being existing in awe under a looming behemoth that is expansive in all directions and rich with history? I've been chasing that ever since."

Zach Rubin

Data Analyst

"I work with computers and numbers a lot, but I'm passionate about nature and trees. I really like working with my hands and looking at a project when it's finished (like planting a baby tree)!"

Kyle Hoskins

Software Consultant

"I work on my computer all day, so I love a chance to get outside, enjoy nature, and play sports (tennis, volleyball, flag football). Unfortunately, I don’t have a place to plant my own trees, but TreeFolks gives me a chance to support planting trees all across Austin!"

Kiana Salazar

Arts Educator

I love spending time in nature and making art of all types. I try to incorporate plants, environmental protection, and community improvement with my art and service projects. I work with kids every day and am amazed by their creativity and enthusiasm to protect the spaces they inhabit. TreeFolks allows me to do what I love with like-minded folks and allows me to learn about how to better serve my community and the Earth that houses us.

Looking to update your credit card, change your recurring membership donation amount or cancel your membership?  Login using the email you signed up with on our membership management site or email yp@treefolks.org.