Sophia joined Bluegrass Greensource in 2019 as an Americorps Environmental Educator. Her degree was recently obtained from the University of Kentucky with a major in Environmental & Sustainability Studies and a minor in International Relations. Sophia has over three years of experience working in an elementary school with ages ranging K-5. Her involvement working with a non-profit during her free time intersected with speaking with her students and created an enjoyment to help mold young minds towards sustainable practices. Sophia’s specialization includes: community outreach, creative collaboration, social justice organization, the global commons, and interpersonal communications. During her free time, you will usually find her planning ingredients to bring to her friends’ weekly homemade vegan dinner, making memories with her significant other, or catching up with her grandma on a phone call.
Community Outreach Intern
Originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, Juan is currently interning at Bluegrass Greensource. He is a Freshman at the University of Kentucky studying Political Science with a minor in Leadership. Juan has an associates degree in Business Office Administration with a concentration in Accounting. In his free time he enjoys watching comedy, anime, and playing video games. He also likes to spend time outdoors on trails and lakes.
AmeriCorps VISTA Member
Environmental Educator/ Rain Garden Project Coordinator
Rebecca Shobe serves Bluegrass Greensource as a Finance Officer on a part-time basis. She is an accounting graduate of California State University, Fullerton, and holds an MBA from California State University, San Marcos. She brings to the organization over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting management with a variety of industries including government, manufacturing, and healthcare. After spending most of her working years in San Diego, Rebecca has recently relocated to Kentucky to become a full-time farmer, but maintains an intellectual interest in accounting. She and her husband spend most of their days on their farm in Estill County with their many dogs, cats, chickens and ducks; and they are devoted to improving the land and living a self-sufficient lifestyle.