Elaine is a certified Gifted & Talented K-5 teacher. She grew up in Lexington where she graduated SCAPA Lafayette as a visual arts major. She then attended the University of Kentucky where she earned a bachelor’s in English Literature and Asbury University for her teaching certificate. For the past several years Elaine has lived all over the country, teaching and working as a freelance artist. During her three years in Orlando, FL she was the director of a homeschool learning center for traditional and special needs students ages 3-16. It was in Orlando where she was also blessed with the adoption of her son, TJ and daughter, Ally and completed her master’s in Elementary Education at UCF. Elaine is passionate about hands-on learning and integrating students’ interests and talents in their learning experiences.
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.
AmeriCorps VISTA Member
Andrea joined Bluegrass Greensource in 2020 as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. Originally from north Florida, she earned a Bachelor’s in sociology and a Master’s in urban and regional planning from Florida State University. She worked as a teaching assistant at FSU and as a graduate associate with the City of Tallahassee helping to implement its Resilience Plan. She grew up among long-leaf pines and dirt roads, but these days her passion for sustainability is in urban environments, where believes every neighborhood deserves access to affordable and fresh produce, unpolluted water and air, reliable public transportation, and permanently affordable housing.