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Meet our AmeriCorps Members, 2019-2020

Each fall, Beaches Habitat welcomes AmeriCorps members to the team. AmeriCorps members commit to a year of service, helping us to meet our annual goals. In return, they learn valuable skills and have the opportunity to give back to the community. Please join us in welcoming this year’s team!

Ashlee Shelton

Ashlee Shelton

Position: AmeriCorps*National Construction Crew Leader

Status: 3rd AmeriCorps term, 3rd term with Beaches Habitat

Prior location: Carlinville, IL

Q&A:

1. What were you doing before you started at Beaches Habitat?
Running an in-home daycare

2. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Running a daycare

3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In Rwanda working with an NGO or running my own

4. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you in the last year?
Serving families here and traveling

Tyrus Tabb

Tyrus “Ty” Tabb

Position: AmeriCorps*National Construction Crew Leader

Status: 2nd AmeriCorps term, 1st term with Beaches Habitat

Prior Location: Washington, DC

Q&A:

1. What were you doing before you started at Beaches Habitat?
Pet care

2. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An inventor

3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself as a degree holder and using that to work abroad or doing nonprofit work

4. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you in the last year?
I took my first trip abroad

Chace Thomas

Eugene “Chace” Thomas

Position: AmeriCorps*National Construction Crew Leader

Status: 2nd AmeriCorps term, 2nd term with Beaches Habitat

Prior location: Pamona Park, FL

Q&A:

1. What were you doing before you started at Beaches Habitat?
Washing dishes

2. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A firefighter

3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully in Florida, at the beach or training to become a firefighter

4. What’s the best thing to happen to you in the last year?
Going to Build-a-Thon