On Friday, April 1, after 14 years with the Alliance, we say goodbye to Brad Crary. Many of you know Brad from his years coordinating project support for scores of large-scale MSC events. He was a fixture at basecamp, managing logistics big and small: setting up the tent, assisting with food prep, and ensuring coffee was ready first thing in the morning. No matter the hour, he wore his trademark smile.
As Special Projects Coordinator, Brad’s hats were varied. He liaised with Alliance volunteers, being among the first many emailed or called with questions. In addition, he organized and represented staff at the volunteer chapters’ Regional Rallies, which brought chapter leaders together, annually, for sharing and learning. Brad also was instrumental in the details of the Chainsaw and First Aid Certification process, keeping Alliance volunteers up-to-date in these crucial skills.
Within the office, Brad represented the Alliance in the County Corridor Planning process related to the Ice Age Trail route, managed the vehicle fleet, and provided IT backup. In addition, he was the resident expert when it came to the ins and outs of the FarOut app.
We’ll miss Brad and his expertise but wish him well as he pursues a new opportunity as a project manager with Wholetrees, a firm located in Madison, WI.