Ryelle is an intern for Bluegrass Greensource for the summer of 2020. She is from Richmond, Kentucky and graduated from Madison Central High School and the Craft Academy at Morehead State University. At MSU, she interned for Cedar, Inc. and completed a research project using drone technology. She currently attends the University of Chicago and plans to major in Environmental and Urban Studies. Ryelle enjoys reading, listening to and playing music, and spending time outside with her brothers and pets.
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.
Dara is excited to be interning for Bluegrass Greensource this summer!
She is a rising senior at the University of Richmond in Virginia with a major
in English and a minor in Visual Arts and Media Practice. She’s a Lexington
native and has volunteered over the years at organizations all around town,
from the Living Arts and Science Center to the International Book Project.
Dara is passionate about the intersection of environmental protection and
social justice. When not working, Dara can be found writing science fiction,
fantasy and poetry, reading, spending time with her friends and family and
trying to finally finish Westworld Season 3.
Katie is an intern at Bluegrass Greensource for the summer of 2020, helping with fundraising, mapping, and other administrative tasks. She got her bachelor’s degree in geology at Western Kentucky University, and now attends the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky. She has previously worked in environmental consulting and hopes to pursue a career in environmental policy after graduating.
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.