Ariel Cherbowsky corkidi
As the director for San Bruno Mountain Watch, Ariel oversees the planning, funding, and operation of our restoration, education, and nursery programs, carries out the administration of our non-profit, and implements our strategic plan. Ariel believes deeply in the democratic potential of community-based ecological restoration and in the power of place-based environmental education. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources. Before joining San Bruno Mountain Watch in 2015, Ariel worked with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s Park Stewardship Program. In his free time, Ariel likes to read environmental history, explore the Bay Area’s vast trail network, and play guitar.
As the nursery manager at Mission Blue Nursery, Carly oversees the production and care for all the plants grown at the nursery, as well as weekly volunteer programs at the nursery. Since starting her horticultural education at UC Davis in 2014, Carly has been interested in ecosystem restoration and the nursery business, naturally leading to her desire to work at a restoration nursery. While at UC Davis, she interned and worked at the nursery on campus, and found she has a passion for plant propagation. After graduating in December 2016 with a degree in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry, Carly began working at San Bruno Mountain Watch, where she has developed a love for California native plants and San Bruno Mountain, as she is constantly amazed by the beauty and biodiversity that can be found on the Mountain. In her free time, Carly likes to read, write stories, and practice archery.