ESLT is excited to welcome Allison Peeler to the office as our new part-time Special Events Assistant. We are thrilled to have her expertise and assistance as we prepare for our major summer events, Art for Conservation and Lands & Legacy. She brings with her a talent for organization and a drive to get things done, two attributes we we are already putting to good use.
Allison first learned about ESLT while working at the Sierra Nevada Alliance. As the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) Program Coordinator – and later the Program Co-Director – from 2010 to 2013, she helped ESLT attract the AmeriCorps members who have led our volunteer efforts, stewardship, and our community connections program to great success.
For many years, she has dreamed of living in Bishop and helping ESLT preserve the majestic landscape of the Eastern Sierra. She moved to Bishop in November 2013 to attend a Wilderness First Responder certification course; while in the area, she applied to work at the Great Basin Bakery. The rest, as they say, is history.
She has been a leader in many different nonprofit organizations with far-ranging missions: from peace and anti-nuclear weapons initiatives, to support for low-income housing, to mentoring at-risk youth. Allison is highly motivated by volunteer engagement and truly loves to connect others with their passions. She feels that, “nothing is more satisfying than to see someone realize that they are creating change on an issue that is dear to their hearts.” She truly believes that each of us has a talent and the desire to give to the greater good. The challenge is identifying the talent and finding an opportunity to get involved.
Allison is excited to join the ESLT team and to help continue the amazing work that ESLT has accomplished throughout the Eastside. If you’re in Bishop, feel free to stop by the ESLT office or Great Basin Bakery to say “Hi!”