What is TreeFolks Young Professionals?
TreeFolks Young Professionals (ages 21 – 40ish) volunteer, educate, fundraise, and build community in support of the mission of TreeFolks: planting, caring for, and giving people free trees to plant!
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Support the Central Texas urban forest with an annual membership. Please select a TreeFolks donation level below:
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TreeFolksYP Tee Shirt
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Meet Our Core Team
Hello! I'm James Odom and I am part of the TFYP Executive Committee for 2023. I moved to Austin from Raleigh North Carolina in late 2018 and got involved with treefolks shortly after.
I work on a computer all day, so I love a chance to get outside and hike, kayak, or play sports (mostly tennis these days). I volunteer with TreeFolks because it gives me a chance to support planting trees all across Austin!.
I have always been interested in environmental & nature-related topics, and spend a lot of time outside when I can. In the past, I have done some gardening, and look forward to helping plant lots of trees!
I love being out in nature and am passionate about environmental issues. Unfortunately, the focus of my work is in a different area, so I was excited to find Treefolks to lend my time and energy toward such a great cause.
I’ve always loved being outdoors, immersing myself in nature. I’m grateful to have a job that takes me all over the state, exploring the many state parks that Texas has to offer. TreeFolks allows me to use my skills and give back on a local level.
As an Austin native I have always enjoyed the many green spaces our city has to offer. TreeFolks helps me get outside more and gives me the opportunity to improve our local environment together. I’m excited to be a part of the team!
I am passionate about connecting children to nature. It makes me smile when they pick up a big-as-your-face sycamore leaf or try to hug a live oak as a class. Volunteering to create positive environmental impacts brings me joy and purpose. I think the benefits trees give a beautiful example of the interconnectedness between people & the land. I am thrilled to serve others in this capacity.
I work as a Teaching Assistant in a Montessori School. Nature and education are huge parts of my life. In my free time I love to hike, learn about birds, read, and learn about botany. TreeFolks gives me a chance to address my concerns about our climate and the environment in a positive and productive way.
For as long as I can remember, I have spent every second possible outside. I love nature and am passionate about preserving our beautiful surroundings for Austinites now and for generations to come. Volunteering with TreeFolks is special because it allows me to give back to the community while doing what I love!
I love spending time in nature and making art of all types. I try to incorporate plants, environmental protection, and community improvement with my art and service projects. I work with kids every day and am amazed by their creativity and enthusiasm to protect the spaces they inhabit. TreeFolks allows me to do what I love with like-minded folks and allows me to learn about how to better serve my community and the Earth that houses us.
I love trees!
Outside of my career, I enjoy spending time in nature and giving back to the ATX community. Austin TreeFolks offers the chance to make a positive impact on our local community and environment at large.
I am a QA engineer by day, social cause champion by night. I love to bring my passion for causes away from the computer and outside in nature and my Austin community. I believe in the One Health approach, where the health of our environment is intertwined with the health of animals and our community. I've worked, volunteered and sat on the board of other animal welfare and community development nonprofits.
I work with computers and numbers a lot, but I'm passionate about nature and trees. I really like working with my hands and looking at a project when it's finished (like planting a baby tree)!