Logan may look familiar to you since she started out with Casey Trees as a Technical Services and Research Intern. You might even recognize her from our inventories this past summer. She won’t be giving up her TS&R skills forever and you can say congrats to Logan in person as she leads an inventory team at Trees 201!
Get to know Logan more:
Casey Trees (CT): Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who is Logan Knowles?
Logan Knowles (LK): I am a native Washingtonian and James Madison University alum, with a love for traveland anything outdoors. Fun facts about me include: Beyoncé is my first cousin, I am a map geek, I can recite a plethora of useless facts such as all 50 state mottos, and I am known to convince others that Beyoncé is actually my cousin.
CT: How did your internship in Casey Trees’ Technical Services and Research Department prepare you for your new position?
LK: Regardless of all the skills and knowledge I acquired during my internship, I feel like I found my people. The culture of Casey Trees coupled with the work ethic of the department made this a seamless transition. Aside from that, I was able to participate in almost all of our classes and programs – park inventories, tree plantings, Trees 101 and 201, Stand Up For Trees, etc. – which gave me the opportunity to learn and get to know our volunteers.
CT: You will be playing a large role in planning the Canopy Awards. The Canopy Awards changes theme annually — what would you choose for the 2017 theme and why?
LK: I would choose a Woodlands theme that provides attendees with a setting seldom experienced by urban dwellers; a fantastical depiction of ancient trees, animal hideouts, and complex ecosystems. Guests would come away with the message that the Woodlands draw you in, whether to far-off places, or off the beaten path in DC.
CT: If you could plant a tree anywhere, where would it be and what type of tree?
LK: I would plant a Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera!), the tallest tree in the eastern deciduous forest. I would plant it where it is needed: where there is a beating sun, where people can watch it grow, where it will be appreciated.
CT: What would the name of your debut album be and why? If you already have a debut album- please share that story.
LK: “Pollination: I never met a tree I didn’t like”
Does Logan sound like the type of person you would want to work with? Does fundraising and development seem like the bees-knees? Apply for our Development Internship!