2005 Corpsmember of the Year: Diony Gamoso
***Update! Click here to find out what Diony has been up to since accepting his award.***
Diony Gamoso started at Marin Conservation Corps (now Conservation Corps North Bay) as a Crew Leader on the Natural Resources Crew. He came to MCC with a variety of technical skills and was looking for opportunities to expand his abilities to include education skills. He immediately demonstrated a thirst for learning, interest in the projects, compassion for the corpsmembers, and a genuine interest in contributing to MCC. As the supervisor of a Project Regeneration Crew, Diony led high school aged students in conservation projects. Recently, he was promoted to the position of Education Department Assistant where he has supported the Education Program by planning and facilitating place-based field education lessons and has been helping his fellow corpsmembers make progress towards earning their high school diplomas. Diony has also taken on a variety of new tasks and projects which have been very beneficial to MCC.
— “The Marin Conservation Corps has given me so much opportunity to grow personally and professionally. I have been given a chance right here and now, to explore what I thought were only far-off, future, career dreams.”
(written in 2005)