Lara Fernandez, Executive Director for SAIL: email@example.com
Lara Fernandez joined the SAIL program in May 2011. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work Administration from the University of Nevada and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Vermont. Lara has an eclectic work background in program development and specializes in programs for teenagers. Her related past employment includes: development and management of a shelter for battered women in Las Vegas, Nevada; working with Aspen Achievement Academy, a youth wilderness program designed for interventions with youth who have criminal backgrounds, in Loa, Utah; creating and directing the City Kids to Wilderness Project in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for low-income, inner-city high school students to discover life in the wilderness and years of Conference Management for MP Associates, Boulder, CO. Now with three teenagers of her own, Lara enjoys program development, and assisting teenagers and college students with exploring their academic goals through the SAIL program.
Megan Faulkner, Program Manager for SAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Turchetto, Office Coordinator for SAIL: email@example.com
Christina Turchetto has a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona. She and her family relocated from Tucson to Eugene in 2014. In addition to teaching, Christina has experience working in the hospitality industry, as well as in administrative positions. Her administrative experience involved working in a real estate office, human resources, the University of Arizona Law school and most recently in medical billing. Christina is very excited to be back to working within a University setting again and especially to be the Office Coordinator for the SAIL program. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and three dogs, as well as exploring all the outdoor beauty Oregon has to offer.
Lead Summer Staff
The Lead Summer Staff team is comprised of current college students who have been part of the SAIL program either as a participant or as prior staff. Responsibilities include: assisting with staff training, role model and support for summer counselors, co-leading staff de-brief sessions, assisting with all group sessions, helping with overall program logistics, and stepping in as needed.